A GROUP of humanitarian walkers paced the Test Way in aid of children with disabilities in Palestine on Saturday.

Supporters of Goodworth Clatford-based charity ABCD Bethlehem turned out for the fundraiser Walk for Wheelchairs, trekking a nine-mile route raising around £3,500 for the cause.

ABCD is a non-political organisation working to help physically, mentally or multi-handicapped children in the West Bank through rehabilitation, education programmes and medical aid and equipment.

The group of 20 walkers started at Horsebridge, near King’s Somborne, and finished at ABCD’s headquarters at Goodworth Clatford for a barbecue.

Administrator and social media manager Rachel Hobley said: “We just want to say a huge thank you to everyone that did the walk or supported the running of it in the first place. There’s plenty more events coming up so many ways to get involved.”

“Because we are local we are easy to get hold of to meet, talk about what we do - so don’t be shy!

“Any opportunity to raise funds or talk about what we do is a positive, wonderful thing, spread the word.”

The charity is gearing up for getting a group together to take on the Palestine marathon in Bethlehem in March 2019.

To find out more about ABCD Bethlehem and its work, go to abcdbethlehem.org or call 07593546004.