WHEN fundraiser Aubrey Hanley was planning a cross-country marathon for charity he decided to do it with style.

Instead of walking or cycling the 200-mile journey he chose to travel in a carriage pulled by his cherished Connemara thoroughbred Mickey Flynn.

For other company on his journey from Ambleside to Burniston he had his dog Yogi and two companions, John Galvin and Melba Read, who split the journey between them.

And the stylish trip helped raise more than £3,650 which has now been presented to the fundraising manager for Macmillan Cancer Relief, Wilma Burniston.

"The journey will be a lifetime memory," said Mr Hanley yesterday.

"The weather was mostly kind and the scenery between the Lake District and the North Yorkshire Moors was stunning.

"Mickey Flynn never faltered or became tired and Yogi was the perfect companion, keeping us all motivated with his never-ending alertness."

The money raised will go toward the Macmillan Cancer Relief Northallerton appeal that is raising funds for a Macmillan dietician, a physiotherapist, both now in post and an occupational therapist.

For more information about Macmillan, contact Wilma Burniston on (01325) 370870.