THREE Bridgwater walkers have embarked on the challenge of a lifetime - trekking from Bridgwater to Buckingham Palace.

Agency nurse Jason Brooksbank is joined by his friend Cherie Winter and her son Mike, and supported by pal Matthew Lloyd for the epic journey, in support of St Margaret’s Hospice.

The team set off from outside the St Margaret’s Hospice shop, in Cornhill, at midday on Monday (April 29).

They will be walking a total of 142 miles over the course of three to four days, and they have been training hard, regularly walking a 28 mile route along the Bridgwater and Taunton Canal.

The walk was the brainchild of Jason Brooksbank, who has carried out shifts for St Margaret’s Hospice and was hugely impressed by their work.

“I have been impressed with how caring the St Margaret’s Hospice staff are, they are willing to go above and beyond, and the service is funded almost entirely by donations,” Mr Brooksbank said.

“I just felt inspired to try and do something to support them.

“None of us have done anything quite like this before, we are all friends who enjoy walking together but it is going to be a tough challenge.”

The group are hoping to raise £5,000.

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