Four teams of staff at Cambridgeshire development company This Land have walked their socks off and raised nearly £700 for its charity of the year, the Arthur Rank Hospice Charity. 

The members virtually walked the distance from Land’s End to John O’Groats in only 30 days as part of the company’s June walking challenge. 

Every kilometre walked, whether it was around the block with the dog, a big weekend hike or even a spell on the treadmill, counted towards the goal of reaching 874 miles that separates the two furthest flung points of mainland UK. 

In the end, the four teams smashed their original target and covered the distance in only 17 days, but they continued walking and covered a total of 1.442 miles in 30 days. 

The funds raised along the way will be donated to Arthur Rank Hospice Charity which supports people living with an advanced serious illness or other life-limiting conditions and those who need end-of-life care. 

The charity provides its services free of charge to more than 4,100 patients a year at its hospice, day treatment centre and at home. 

CEO of This Land, David Lewis, said: “We have had great fun building up some friendly rivalry between our office teams and everyone has enjoyed getting out in their fresh air for a walk. 

“We are delighted to be able to support Arthur Rank Hospice Charity which does fantastic wok helping patients and families in the area, and I’m very proud of our teams for their fundraising efforts.” 

The company’s top trotter was Ollie Leck, who covered 147 miles (236 km). He was closely followed by Ibby Khan who walked 136 miles (220 km) and Harriet Mason who achieved 134 miles (215 km).