A walk from Workington to Allonby has raised over £4,000 for charity.

A dozen members of Jacobs Field Services (Sellafield) staff, joined by three volunteers, raised £4,650 to be split between the Sid 8 Foundation and Sick Children’s Trust.

Shaun Scholey, one of the walk organisers, said the group was delighted by the amount raised.

He said: “I, along with a couple of my colleagues, played rugby with Paul “Sid” Robinson, in whose memory the Sid 8 Foundation was set up. That’s why we chose that charity. Another one of the lads had a sick child which is why we also raised money for the Sick Children’s Trust.”

Dougie Birkett, from the West Cumbrian charity Sid 8, said the group was delighted with their share of the donation.

“This kind of money keeps us going.”

The Sid 8 Foundation was set up after the death of Sid Robinson following a heart attack at the age of just 48.

Sid was a rugby player for many years playing his rugby for Ellenborough Rangers, Carlisle (semi-professional) and finishing his career at Flimby.

The group has organised heart screening for amateur sportsmen to detect the problems that killed the popular local man.

In November last year Kieran Ritchie, 27, who runs, spends time in the gym and plays rugby, discovered he had a heart murmur and leaky heart valve when he was one of 101 sportspeople who took part in the Sid 8 screening programme, proving the worth of the event.

Mr Birkett said more recently the foundation has been helping in other ways.

“We donated £400 towards the cost of two defibrillators in Flimby and are looking at other similar projects,” he said.

“We also hope to be running another screening event in October or November."