A VIRTUAL relay race held by members of Whitchurch Whippets has helped raise more than £1,700 for charity.

From 5am on Saturday, May 23 until midnight on Monday, May 25, around 50 members of the Whippets ran for 45 or 90 minute segments to raise money for the Whitchurch Foodbank.

In total, the group were able to run more than 400 miles in total, roughly the distance to Luxembourg and raised £1,709 for the foodbank.

Whippet Elizabeth Featherstone was the runner who crossed the finish line with Fiona Leatham congratulating her and the other fundraisers for their efforts.

She said: "We did it. Liz brought us home and taking our total miles to 423.58 so we made it to Luxembourg!

"We also managed to reach our £1,500 target and more donations are still coming in.

"Thank you to everyone who has donated, cheered us on, taken part.

"We really appreciate it and we know the foodbank does too."