AROUND 250 people put their best foot forward to raise thousands of pounds for East Lancashire Hospice.

The annual Ribble Valley Pub Walk, organised by the Rotary Club of Ribblesdale in aid of East Lancashire Hospice, saw men and women of all ages complete an 11-miles sponsored walk, stopping off for a welcome rest at a host of pubs along the way.

Starting off at Whalley Village Hall the stops included The Dogg Inn, Brady’s Wine Bar - all Whalley, The Aspinall Arms, The Three Fishes - both Mitton, and the Edisford Bridge and Bashall Barn, both Clitheroe.

Organiser and Rotarian Barry Wood said he hopes the event, which is now in its third year, will raise upwards of £14,000.

Mr Wood said: “It has been another successful event. We have been lucky with the weather and we have had another great turnout. The atmosphere was fantastic and participants have had a chance to catch up with people they have not seen since last year.

“The walk is great PR fo the hospice because some people in the Ribble Valley don’t know it’s their local hospice until they need it. It also raised funds for a fantastic cause.”

Mr Wood thanked everyone who took part.