THEY walked from one white horse to another in support of Christian Aid Week covering 60 miles in four days.

Walkers from churches across north Wiltshire joined together in the marathon hike from April 27-30.

The route took them past all eight white horses carved into the hills in a bid to raise cash for maternal healthcare in Sierra Leone as ten women a day die there in childbirth through the charity’s annual week for May 12-19.

Yvonne Penn Wiltshire’s regional coordinator said: “A resilient team of walkers weathered storms and sunshine as they visited the eight white horses.

“With walkers stemming from several different Churches in North Wiltshire to raise funds for Christian Aid, they will have raised in excess of £2,000.

“On Day four, the last day of the walk, the walkers were joined for the first hour by the Bishop of Ramsbury, Reverend Dr Andrew Rumsey.

“A huge thank you to the Christian Aid supporters from Devizes who led the event. “

Walk organiser Jacquie Wright said: “Alongside the fellowship of making new friends as we walked, there was the feeling that we were trying to make a difference.

“We were 16 walkers, eight horses, four days and two dogs making one fantastic challenge.”

The intrepid hikers were from Westbury, Devizes, Broad Town, Marlborough, Pewsey and Alton Barnes.

They completed around 15 miles each day over the undulating landscape

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