BRAVE walkers tackled a 40-mile route for charity and completed it in style.
The University Hospital of North Tees neo-natal special care maternity unit was the cause to benefit from the walk carried out by staff from Tees Valley-based TTE Technical Training Group.
The TTE team of 40, including 30 students and ten members of staff, endured appalling conditions on the 40-mile Lyke Wake Walk.
TTE staff member and a walk organiser, Rory McIntosh said: “I’m a regular walker but this was one of the most difficult even I have undertaken. It was bitterly cold and there was thick fog.”
But he added: “Everybody gave it 100 per cent. I am very proud of the effort all the lads put it. They showed real spirit.
“The peat was often knee-deep and we had a few occasions when people disappeared up to their waists. Last year’s challenge was to do the Yorkshire Three Peaks, which was 26 miles. That was a walk in the park compared to this one.”
In all, Rory believes the staff and mechanical, electrical and chemical engineer trainees raised around £2,500 will be raised for the hospital unit.
Over the past seven years, the annual charity walks have raised more than £17,500 for local charities and good causes.