HUNDREDS of people took part in a charity walk and raised more than £20,000 in the process.

Staff at Sue Ryder Duchess of Kent Hospice in Tilehurst organised the Forget-Me-Not-Walk on May 14 for family members to remember loved ones.

They strolled around Englefield Estate in Theale, where Pippa Middleton will tie the knot later this month.

A whooping 400 people took part and through individual fundraising efforts, they raised a huge amount of cash.

Speaking on the day, Sally Hinsley, from Tilehurst, said: “I’m here today because I sadly lost my mum in July and she had her last few days at the Duchess of Kent hospice. I don’t think we could’ve coped without them, they were absolutely fantastic. I wanted to do this walk to help and give something back as a thank you. I’ve really enjoyed it, it’s been a lovely day.”

The walk featured a 5k and a 10k route through woodland, passing through stunning views of the house and its gardens.

Walkers also enjoyed cream tea and drinks at Englefield Social Club.

Fern Haynes, community fundraising manager at the Liebenrood Road hospice, added: "Englefield Estate is one of the most picturesque landscapes Berkshire has to offer and we’re so glad the sun shone.

"It was a glorious day and I would like to say a huge thank you to all who took part - without their support we simply wouldn’t be able to carry on providing and developing the services that so many depend on.

"The event and participant’s fundraising made £20.446.90; a truly amazing amount that will help us continue to provide incredible care this year.”