DOZENS of ladies walked from Blackpool to Burnley in a bid to raise awareness of a charity which supports women in Lancashire.

More than 70 Lancashire Women supporters walked the 40-mile trek from west of the county to the east, starting at the Comedy Carpet in Blackpool and travelling through Lytham, Freckleton, to the charity's centre in Preston.

From there the group walked from Winckley Square to Cherry Tree, along the Leeds and Liverpool Canal to Accrington before the final stretch to the The Calico Group centre in Burnley.

An after party was put on at the Centenary Way centre which included a live samba band.

More than £6,000 was raised through sponsorship money and donations are still coming in.

Lydia Hollinson, business development director at Lancashire Woman, said: "Thank you to everyone who joined us, supported us and donated.

"The event was not only an excellent fundraiser for our charity but also a celebration of the grit and resilience of so many of our Lancashire Women – those that walked and those that did not.

"The challenge was tough, but it was fabulous to see the team supporting each other throughout.

"It was also incredible to hear so many positive, open and empowering conversations about some of personal reasons why our walkers signed up and to hear mental health struggles discussed without stigma."

Adele Helm, business development officer: for the charity said: "The weekend was amazing, I feel so proud of everyone who took part and powered through despite the rainy weather.

"We've raised our profile and vital funds for our charity.

"Thank you to everyone who supported us to make it so successful. Now to plan for next year."