STAFF from two Barnsley-based mental health services raised more than £1,000 for charity by taking part in a 12-mile walk.

Staff at Cygnet Oaks and Cygnet Pindar House took part in the walk on September 9 to raise money for the mental health charity, Mind.

In total, 21 members of staff across the two services walked from Mexborough to Barnsley.

Samantha Pegg, a senior support worker who helped to organise the event, said: “It was a brilliant day for everyone involved.

“We laughed, had cars honking their horns in encouragement at us and we had great support from local people.

“One member of the public spent some time with me and told me that Mind has saved his life.

“It reminded us of why we were doing this challenge.”