A total of 230,000 steps between Barnstaple and Truro have raised an impressive £15,000 for the Children s Hospice South West. Walkers David Butt, assistant headteacher at Braunton School, Dave Shackleton, Tom Matthews and Mandy MacDonald made the 120 mil

A total of 230,000 steps between Barnstaple and Truro have raised an impressive £15,000 for the Children's Hospice South West.Walkers David Butt, assistant headteacher at Braunton School, Dave Shackleton, Tom Matthews and Mandy MacDonald made the 120 mile trek through the course of a week, interspersed with fund-raising evenings in towns they visited, including Bideford, St Austell, Bodmin, Wadebridge, Padstow, Camelford and Bude.Last year David and his friends completed another charity walk for the hospice from Barnstaple to Bristol.The walkers planned, started and finished their journey at the Corner House in Barnstaple. When the tired walkers returned home they were greeted by landlady Dawn Fewings with a bottle of champagne to celebrate.The total funds of almost £15,000 were raised through collections enroute and via Gift Aid, while the walk also proved vital in raising awareness in Cornwall for the hospice's Precious Lives Appeal to create a Cornish Children's Hospice at St Austell.