Dawn breaks for ramblers on Winston's Wish Sunrise Walk
WALKERS were bathed in the light of dawn as hundreds of ramblers took part in Winston's Wish Sunrise Walk on Saturday
The event, now in its fourth year, started at 6am with more than 200 people trekking up Cleeve Hill.
Two routes could be taken by the fundraisers, with some completing a five-mile path and others opting for a 10-mile jaunt.
Money raised from the walk is being ploughed straight back into the cause.
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Chloe Moorhead, national events fundraiser for Winston's Wish, said: "The reason behind this event is to raise money for bereaved children. We are hoping to raise more than £20,000 from the day.
"It is the fourth year of the walk but it is being made especially bigger and better this year because it is the 20th anniversary of Winston's Wish."
A handful of soldiers from the 252 Signal Squadron and dozens of volunteers helped to marshal the walk.
Husband and wife Alex, 28, and Jen Goherty, 26, who live in Charlton Kings, were just two of the people taking part.
They completed the 10-mile version of the walk.
"We walked for the challenge and also for the charity," Alex said. "It is just something we saw in the paper and thought it would be a challenge and obviously it's a good cause. We have raised about £250."
Maggie Elsey, 47, who lives in Somerford Keynes, was part of a team of four people from the Elsey and Elsey Dental Clinic in South Cerney who took part in the five-mile walk, raising £400.
She said: "It was a lovely walk and it was beautiful seeing the sunrise.
"I am an orthodontist and at our practice at any point there is usually a child who has lost a parent so it is a charity that I know does a lot of really good work."