MP CAROLINE Nokes braved the Walk the Test Way, an annual event organised by the Romsey Rotary Club where people can sign up to raise much needed funds for the charity of their choice.

The MP for Romsey and Southampton North chose to walk for Jane Scarth House, a cancer support service based in Romsey Town Centre.

Rachel Tucker of Jane Scarth House said: “We are so grateful to all of those people who have walked the test way on behalf of Jane Scarth House. Fortunately, the weather held out for everyone but their continued support for our charity is greatly appreciated. Every donation is put into the running of our services free of charge and we rely on the support of the local community to raise money for us.”

Caroline Nokes said: “It was great to be back walking the Test Way with Rotary this year. The sun shone brilliantly all the way from Stockbridge and hopefully we’ve raised a few hundred pounds for Jane Scarth House.

“This year bits of the route have changed so a huge thank you to all the Marshalls who kept us headed in the right direction and topped up with water.

“I know how important the money raised is for local charities, so it was a real blow not to be able to hold it last year. But this year was once again a brilliant chance to see a bit of the Test Valley, to enjoy the atmosphere and the company and I’m looking forward to 2022.”

It hasn’t been disclosed how much was raised at the event yet and the staff at Jane Scarth house have been informed they may not find out until later in the year.