Well on the way to walk total

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A GROUP of hardy walkers are well on the way to raising their £5,000 charity target – and they have not even set foot on their journey yet.

The brave ramblers from Hartlepool, including Dan McCarte, will be heading from Seaton Carew to Liverpool on August 20.

They have set themselves a challenge of raising £5,000 for Hartlepool & District Hospice and £1,000 has already been donated.

More than 80 online pledges have been received by members of the walking group who will be averaging 30 miles a day on their journey.

The walkers say they have chosen the hospice to “give something back” to a cause which had shown love and care to so many people.

People can support the group by visiting www.justgiving.com/teams/TheLongWalk2012 and making donations.

More information is also available via email to dan@thestudiohartlepool.com or dmccarte@hartlepoolfe.ac.uk.