More than 600 fundraisers raised thousands for Farleigh Hospice at its annual Walk for Life.

The event raised more than £52,500 for the hospice which helps to support people suffering from life-limiting illnesses as well supporting their families.

The walkers had the choice of taking on either a 12km route from Paper Mill Lock, in Little Baddow, or a more challenging 24km trek from Heybridge Basin.

Both took the hundreds of charitable ramblers into the heart of Chelmsford where they celebrated their achievements.

Many taking part walked in remembrance of their loved ones or for even know people who are currently benefitting from the hospice’s care of the hospice.

Some wrote heartfelt tributes to friends and family and pinned them to their T-shirts as they took part in the walk.

Farleigh Hospice paid thanks to all those who took part, their volunteers and sponsors who helped make the event possible.

Fundraising manager Dominique Brunning, for Farleigh Hospice, said: “We were thrilled so many people took part in Walk for Life. 

“All the money raised will help us to provide care for anyone living with a life-limiting illness or bereavement. 

“Last year alone we provided care and support, free of charge, to 6,686 people and our advice line received 12,930 calls. 

“Farleigh makes a real difference.

“Whether you are ill, bereaved, or worried about someone who is, Farleigh Hospice is here for you.”