Estate agents might not have literally gone the extra mile on a fundraising walk - but they left their route a tidier place.

A team of 40 staff from Ashtons took on a 25-mile loop around the firm's Hertfordshire offices in Harpenden, St Albans, Redbourn and Welwyn Garden City.

As well as tackling the physical challenge, the team also collected litter along the way.

The company was inspired by the positive response to fundraising efforts earlier in the year.

In February, Ashtons donated £10,000 to three local charities during their annual ‘For Life’s Great Causes’ fundraiser.

£5,000 was raised for The Friends of St Leonard’s Church, Flamstead, with £3,000 and £2,000 going to the Rennie Grove Hospice and the Willow Foundation respectively. The Willow Foundation provides special days for young people with serious illnesses.

There was also a special £1,000 prize donation, which was won by the OLLIE Foundation, which works to prevent suicide among young people.

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