A Tetbury bell-ringer has raised £63,000 for Syrian Refugees by completing a 100-mile sponsored walk.

Donna Crowther likes a challenge, so she decided to celebrate her 50th birthday undertaking a 100-mile walk with some of her friends.

The Christian Aid supporter walked the 100 miles alongside other walkers from St Mary’s Church in Tetbury over 9 days between January 12 and 20.

At the beginning of each day prayers were said in a local church and at the end of each day bells were rung and tea supplied by another church.

The walk stopped off at churches in Chalford, Painswick, Leckhampton, Shipton Oliffe, Northleach, Cirencester, Long Newnton and Shipton Moyne.

After the walk Donna said: “I just wanted to say to you all, a massive thank you for joining in with my madness and becoming a very special part of my spiritual and physical journey through my Christian life.

“You should feel very, very proud of yourselves today, a truly incredible experience to remember forever.

“I hope you are all able to give your bodies the time they need to fully recover.”

Donna completed the walk in aid the Christian Aid project with Syrian refugees and displaced people in Iraq and Lebanon.

The Christian Aid project helps displaced 18 to 35-year-olds in Kirkuk and Tikrit, Iraq with life skills, vocational training and to set up small businesses.

In Beirut, Lebanon, Christian Aid’s partner organisation runs centres for 800 children and their parents or carers, providing education and financial support.

So far, Donna and her friends have raised at least £63,000, as the £9,000 they have raised is is matched funded by 6:1.

Donations can still be made at bit.ly/2FLJdxZ.