MORE than 250 people and 39 dogs put their best feet (and paws) forward to raise money for good causes.

Starting from Chester Racecourse, the Chester Business Club Charity Walk took walkers up the Duke’s Drive, through Eccleston Village, along the Meadows to the Finish at the University Riverside Campus.

The six-mile annual event, sponsored by the Grosvenor Shopping Centre, featured four refreshment stages - chocolate bars, orange juice, bacon butties and coffee, before finishing with a refreshing gin and tonic.

The funds raised were in support of the Club’s 2019 nominated charities: Hospice of the Good Shepherd; Countess of Chester Charity; Bridge Wellness Gardens; Chester Sports Association for People With Disabilities; Neuro Therapy Centre; Share; West Cheshire Foodbank; and We Mind The Gap.

Other charities taking part, raising funds for their own coffers, included Chester Samaritans, ChAPS, ICE Steps Chester, Cheshire Wildlife Trust, Chester Sexual Abuse Support Services, Chester Women’s Aid, Live!, Richmond Fellowhip, and Alzheimer’s Society.

Business Club chairman Julie Swinnerton said: “It was a great day, the weather held, everyone enjoyed the event and, most importantly, early indications are the walk is on course to raise £17,000 for the charities.”