York pub team walk more than 300 miles around the city walls for charity
An intrepid team from a pub in York have made great strides to help a fantastic cause.
Staff from the Tank And Paddle on Bridge Street walked 500km (310 miles) around the city walls and raised more than £1,500 for the British Heart Foundation.
Charity coordinator Liam Bittles led the 31-strong team, each of whom completed at least three and a half laps around the walls.
They stopped for refreshments and encouragement at other Stonegate Group pubs, including The Keystones, finishing with a celebratory pint at The Old Bank on both days of the fundraiser.
Liam said, “The British Heart Foundation is such an important cause and the work they do as a charity has touched many of us at the pub.
“We knew we wanted to do something different that we could all partake in, so we split the teams in two and kept walking for as long as possible. I wanted to organise the walk locally, so people could easily participate and that’s why I choose the city walls as opposed to a countryside trek.
“Having watched the locals and tourists walk around the walls for years I thought this would be an ideal way to show our appreciation of our wonderful city and the people who visit us.”
Commenting on the success of the event and future charity fundraisers Liam continued “We have had a really positive response to the sponsored walk, raising £1,500 to date with even more funds being donated to our JustGiving page every day.
“The fundraising does not stop here; we are planning a spectacular Halloween event at the pub and tickets will be on sale soon. Keep an eye on our social media for more details.”