A GROUP of family and friends who walked 22 miles from Keighley to Elland Road stadium in Leeds raised well over £2,000 to help fight prostate cancer.

Long Lee resident Glen Palmer was among those involved in the trek. The 54-year-old warehouse manager was diagnosed with prostate cancer in April, underwent an operation on June 25 and has now been given the all-clear, though must still have a check up every six months.

His daughter Kirsty Palmer, who organised the walk and participated herself, said 15 people took part in total including two who joined in Bingley and members of Keighley Whites supporters club.

At the end of the walk, which took nearly seven hours, eight of the fundraisers stayed onto watch Leeds United play Birmingham City.

Miss Palmer said she and her fellow charity walkers started from outside the Marquis of Granby Pub, in Riddlesden.

"It had rained a lot the day before, so I was worried about the weather but we were lucky to have a dry day," she added. "I was aching by the time we finished the route but I was very proud of what we'd achieved."

The proceeds from the walk are going to the charity Prostate Cancer UK.

People can still contribute towards the Keighley group's overall fundraising effort by visiting justgiving.com/Kirsty-Palmer7