A GROUP of Wirral walkers have managed to raise more than £200,000 over the last 17 years for charity.

The volunteers have spent the last 17 years hiking across Wirral's coastline for international development charity CAFOD.

Members range in ages from nine to 90 and all complete either a one, 10 or 15 mile walk across the famous Wirral Coastal Path.

This year more than 40 people took part in the sponsored challenge which has helped many different projects, including the recent Syria and Yemen appeals.

Finbarr Stewart, a retired teacher who organises the CAFOD team, said: “In the last 17 years, over 300 people of all ages have taken part, and in all kinds of weather.

“Apart from helping the very good causes, such as the CAFOD Syria appeal, the walkers have all said how much they have enjoyed taking part.”

Organised by the Rotary Club of North Wirral, the walk raises money for many different charities and takes its participants past landmarks such as Kings Parade.

Ciara Hogan, CAFOD’s representative in Wirral, said: “This is an absolutely amazing event that will have helped so many people over the years.

"From everyone at CAFOD, we want to say a massive thank you to everyone involved in both organising the event and to those who took part.

“You are a real inspiration to the whole community – and thanks to your kindness and generosity, we can ensure that communities across the world receive the help they so desperately need.”

Find out more about volunteering for CAFOD at cafod.org.uk/volunteer