A TEAM of workers from a Redditch firm have gone the distance for Primrose Hospice, raising thousands of pounds in a gruelling 55-mile trek.

Staff from Quattro Pensions walked across the Cotswold Way in 24 hours, hiking up and down hills through the night and in extreme heat.

The group completed the challenge on July 7 and 8, helping to raise £2,421 for the hospice and Mind.

Luke Evans from Quattro Pensions said: “The Primrose Hospice has provided my mother both care in the form of counselling, and support through a support group called the “bosom buddies”, throughout her darkest hours.

"The services they provide at such crucial points in an individual’s life story is exemplary and invaluable, and they rely on external fundraising to guarantee that many others continue to receive the support they deserve."

Anna Wilson, corporate and community fundraiser at Primrose, based in Bromsgrove, added: “Quattro Pensions have chosen Primrose Hospice as their charity of the year and we are utterly grateful for the amazing support that they have shown us.

"This is an exhausting challenge that they have undertaken to raise vital funds for Primrose Hospice and Mind.

"Thank you to every member of the team from the hikers to the support crew - we hope that you have all had a chance to rest and recover after your challenging adventure!”