A group of strong-willed fundraisers braved torrential rain to walk all over cancer.

About 15 walkers raised more than £250 for a cancer support charity when they left Flood Lane in Bridport for West Bay.

Walk All Over Cancer is a Cancer Research campaign and Slimming World groups across the country have been stepping out to support it - and the Bridport group was no exception.

Susan Phillips, leader of the Flood Lane Slimming World group, said: “It went extremely well. We organised Walk All Over Cancer to encourage members to take up exercise and also fundraise for an amazing cause. Everyone identifies with cancer in some way.

“It was a big walk to get people about and about understanding exercise. Hopefully we have encouraged people to walk that bit further in future.

“It is an achievement many of the group members would never have dreamt possible before losing weight. “The rain may have put a few people off but I am pleased with the outcome. We had horrendous weather but we actually had more laughs doing it in the rain.”

Walk All Over Cancer is a campaign that challenges fundraisers to take 10,000 steps every day for a month.

As well as raising vital funds for Cancer Research, it recognises that moderate exercise can build stamina, burn excess calories, give you a healthier heart and protect you against a range of diseases including cancer.

Walkers set themselves a sponsored stepping challenge and took on the three-mile trip to West Bay and back in the pouring rain.

Susan said: “I’m so proud of everyone who set themself the challenge of walking more in August and absolutely smashed it. I’m sure they will inspire more people to get active and improve their health, while also raising awareness of the link between obesity and cancer.

“The money raised will go towards an amazing cause - helping to support Cancer Research UK’s lifesaving research into the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of all cancers.”

Susan added: “Getting active doesn’t have to be joining the gym or running marathons. It can be walking the kids to school, doing the gardening or hitting the dancefloor - anything that raises the heart rate a little.”