MORE than 200 people took part in a charity walk to raise money for multiple sclerosis sufferers.
Some participants wore fancy dress outfits for the Walking for MileS event, which raised £20,000 for the Berkshire Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Centre.
The walkers completed one of three routes, which all started at the River and Rowing Museum in Henley.
Each walk was designed for people of different abilities and comprised one along the 13.1-mile Henley half marathon course, a six-mile stroll to Hambleden lock and a 1.5-mile walk to Marsh lock.
Steve Carr, 51, from Goring, took part in the six-mile event with his children, sister and father and raised £13,000. The former investment director, who was diagnosed with the degenerative disease in July last year, said: “It’s a devastating blow being diagnosed and there’s a lot of frustration in the unpredictability of this chronic illness.
“I found tremendous support from the centre and the people involved in it.”
The walk, which is held in a different location each year, is the biggest annual fund-raising event for the centre and had taken place in Henley twice before.
Centre fund-raiser Jackie Malcolm said the Henley landscape was ideal for walking and added: “With the London Paralympics being such a success, it has really inspired people to take part.”
All participants were awarded chocolate medals.