A BRAND and digital agency has strode out in aid of terminally-ill children.

Staff at The Escape, in Hatchwarren Lane, raised money for Naomi House and Jacksplace children’s hospices when they took on a 20km charity walk on Friday

Employees from The Escape, accompanied by clients, friends and family walked from the company’s head office through the Hampshire countryside to Naomi House in Sutton Scotney.

Managing director Rob Jones said: “This 2018/19 financial year marks our 20th year of being in business and we wanted to celebrate that in a meaningful way by supporting these amazing children’s charities. Over the last 12 months our team, assisted by our wonderful clients, have taken on numerous challenges to raise much needed funds."

Company staff are still calling for donations with close to £1,500 already raised.

To donate, go to justgiving.com/fundraising/escape-to-the-country-20k-walk.

Mr Jones added: "Any donation, large or small, can make a huge impact and we are extremely grateful to the wonderful people of Hampshire who dig deep to help us make this fundraising initiative a big success.”

Naomi House and Jacksplace provide specialist hospice care to hundreds of life- limited and life-threatened children, young adults and their families across the region.