A CULTURE crawl throughout the city has raised more than £20,000 for an Oxford charity.

For an evening 140 people walked eight miles of the city to raise vital funds for Maggie's Oxford, a free emotional and social support service for people with cancer and their family and friends.

Walkers would at the event on Friday, September 23, stopped at special venues along their route including The Story Museum, Magdalen College, Oxford Castle Unlocked and contemporary art gallery, OVADA.

They were entertained by local group ‘Mim’s Belly Dancers’, Oxford City and Wolvercote Morris Men and Short Drag Roger ‘pirate’ singers.

 Refreshments along the way were supplied by Horsebox Coffee Co, Simply Food to Go, Mission Burrito and Tesco Abingdon.

One walker said: "It was enormously enjoyable for us all.

"Sea shanties on the river, belly dancers in the museum, Morris dancers in the prison as well as ghosts, super snacks and a very interesting walk!"

Claire Marriott, centre head of Maggie’s Oxford, said: “As a charity Maggie’s Oxford relies on donations to continue to develop our unique, high quality programme of support for people with cancer and their families and friends. "We’re so grateful to everyone who supported the walk, but especially those who took part and got sponsored by friends and family.

"£20,000 will go a long way in providing the support people need to find their way through cancer."

Maggie’s Oxford, based at the Churchill Hospital, has been providing support for people with cancer and their family and friends, across Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Berkshire for nearly two years.

The Centre, designed by Wilkinson Eyre was opened in 2014.