CUB Scouts from Salisbury held a sponsored hike in memory of their leader Dene Turner, who died following a heart attack in March last year, raising £980.

The Salisbury and South Wilts District Cub Scouts took on the eight-mile walk around Winterslow and East Grimstead and through Bentley Woods to raise money to be split between their pack and the British Heart Foundation (BHF).

Alison Rosier, fundraising volunteer manager at the BHF, said: “We’d like to thank the 8th Salisbury Methodist Scout Group and District for organising such a fantastic event. It sounds like a great time was had by all!

“The BHF can only continue its life-saving and life-changing work thanks to money raised from events like this. We urgently need more local groups to support us. Keep working with us and together we will beat heart disease - for good.”

The youngsters who took part achieved their Hikes Away badge through the walk, and presented Mrs Rosier with a cheque when she visited them earlier this month.