When we began fundraising we had hoped to raise £1,180 with our 118 Challenge, which staff, friends and family dress up as the duo from the 118 118 TV adverts, but it actually ended up with the sum of £2,708.29. Even a Mitsubishi L200 showed its support by donning a 118 wig and moustache.
The walk took in six pubs on a four-mile course, and Dave Littlewood, General Manager, who has been providing support for the hospice since last year, said: 'Never in my wildest dreams did I think we'd be able to raise so much. It's a truly fantastic result and I'm so proud of everyone who took part and has given money. A huge thank-you to them all.
'We certainly stood out in our outfits, and lots of people were stopping in their cars and giving us money, which was really nice. The hospice does incredible and inspirational work, so we always like to give it as much help as possible.' Alison Ward-Foster, the Fundraising Manager at Ashgate Hospicecare, said: 'It's absolutely fabulous to have a local business like Gilder support their local hospice. More than 30 people took part and the supporters along the way were incredibly generous. We would like to thank everybody involved.
'The money raised will make a big difference to the patients and their families.'
Please take a look at some of the amazing photos of the day, and if you haven't already you can still donate by clicking the link opposite.