THE first Sue Ryder Woodland Walk raised more than £2,300 for the charity’s hospice in Nettlebed.
More than 200 people took part in the event on Saturday, walking either 10km around the grounds of Joyce Grove and surrounding countryside or a shorter 5km route aimed at families.
On arrival they were greeted by Mr Toad, the mascot of the River & Rowing Museum in Henley, who led them on the first stage of the walk while honking a horn.
After they had returned the walkers were able to take part in children’s games and a raffle or enjoy hot food and drinks.
Senior hospice fund-raiser Gemma Wise, who joined the walk, said: “There was a lovely atmosphere and we were so glad the sun shone so that everyone could relax on our hospice’s beautiful lawns.
“We enjoyed a fantastic turnout and we’d like to thank everyone who came as we could not carry out our work at Nettlebed without the support of the local community.”
The next Woodland Walk will take place on September 16 next year.