A CHARITY walk by Chester Business Club looks set to raise a whopping £15,000 for city charities.

The annual event saw more than 200 people – as well as 28 dogs – step out on Sunday (September 9).

Starting from Chester University’s Riverside Campus, the six-mile course took walkers up the Duke’s Drive, through Eccleston Village, along the Meadows and back to the university campus.

Sponsored by Grosvenor Shopping Centre, the walk features four refreshment stages: chocolate bars, orange juice, bacon butties and coffee, and finishing with a refreshing gin and tonic.

The funds raised were in support of the club’s 2018 nominated charities - Claire House Children’s Hospice, Woodwork2Well, Chester Samaritans, Save The Family, Chester Sports Association for People with Disability and Bridge Wellness Gardens.

Other charities taking part, raising funds for their own coffers, included Cheshire Wildlife Trust, ICU Steps Chester, Vision Support, ChAPS, Hospice of the Good Shepherd, Diabetes UK, Chester Sexual Abuse Support Services and Soldiers Off The Streets.

Chester Business Club chairman Paddy Gill said: “It was a great day and early indications are that we are course to raise £15,000 for the charities.”