Updated: Friday, 17th November 2017 @ 12:59pm

On yer hike! Greater Manchester walkers trek 50 miles across Pennines to raise money for children's charity

On yer hike! Greater Manchester walkers trek 50 miles across Pennines to raise money for children's charity

By Dean Wilkins

Generous country-walkers trekked across the Pennines from Rochdale to raise thousands of pounds for medical equipment to treat sick children.

Seveteen groups of four joined the MegaHike challenge across the mountains to raise funds for Prestwich-based charity MedEquip4Kids – who support children that cannot receive the help they need off the NHS.

The teams embarked on a 50-mile hike from Hollingworth Lake, Littleborough, on June 23 and hoped of returning within 24 hours.

Sarah Suthers, community fundraiser at MedEquip4Kids, said: "Despite the extreme conditions, the 17 teams of four completed the challenge in the fastest time ever, with everyone round in less than 24 hours. The day was a truly memorable experience for everyone, and the determination of all the trekkers was an inspiration."

Team Neverest from Lincoln raised more than £1,800 and won the 24-hour hiking challenge finishing in 17 hours.

Oldham’s Team Tre Mercati entered two teams and raised more than £1,500.

Team B&Q from Sandbrook Park, Rochdale, raised more than £1,300; Team Heyrod Construction from Oldham raised more than £3,000; and Team Marlborough Fundraisers' from Bolton raised more than £5,000 in total.

To find out more about MedEquip4Kids or future events click here.

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