FUNDRAISERS walking the Thames Path passed through Oxfordshire as part of a mammoth 184-mile challenge.

Over 13 days between May and September the group of eight will journey from the River Thames' source in the Cotswolds hills to its mouth at the Thames Barrier in London to raise money for Branches Homeless Hostel in Walthamstow.

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This weekend saw the group, who call themselves the Loopy Walkers, complete the next stage of their journey, walking 47 miles from Swinford Bridge near Eynsham to Reading, passing through Oxford, Abingdon and Wallingford along the way.

The group have so far raised £2000 of their £5000 target, which will go towards funding an in-house specialist Mental Health Clinical Practitioner.

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