A VOLUNTEER took on a huge walking challenge to raise money for a child protection charity.

Madeleine Edwards, who volunteers her time every Thursday at the NSPCC shop in Dyserth, completed a 140-mile walk from Basingwerk Abbey to Aberdaron to raise crucial funds for the charity.

Madeline and her husband Nick walked the North Wales Pilgrims Way.

The fundraiser took 13 days to complete.

Madeline was inspired to take on the lengthy walk after reading the book, ‘North Wales Pilgrims Way: The official guide to the Welsh Camino’, by Chris Potter.

"This fantastic book spurred me on to commit to this stunning walk," he said.

"Not only does it give you a thorough guide on the route, but it also allows you to mark each milestone you reach in the form of stamp recording. And what better way to take on this monumental walk then to raise money for the NSPCC at the same time?"

Madeleine, who raised more than £400 for the charity, has volunteered in the shop for three years.

She added: “Volunteering at the shop in Dyserth gives me a great insight into what the NSPCC does to help children and provide them with the support they need.

“I’m so proud to be a volunteer for the NSPCC and by taking on this tough, but rewarding, challenge it will help the charity continue its vital work in helping children and young people across the country.”

Emma Brennan, supporter fundraising manager for NSPCC Cymru/Wales said: “Volunteers like Madeleine already give so much of their time and support to the NSPCC, which is fantastic. However, to then take on a great challenge such as the Pilgrims Way and raise money to help even more children is amazing.

We are very grateful to Madeleine and Nick for their valuable support to the NSPCC, which will help us to continue our vital work in helping keep children safe.”

Children can contact Childline 24/7 on 0800 11 11 or via childline.org.uk where 1-2-1 online chats can be requested.

Anyone with any concerns about the welfare of a child can call the NSPCC helpline on 0808 800 5000 or visit nspcc.org.uk for advice.

In August, it was confirmed that the NSPCC will stop the delivery of direct services in Prestatyn. Childline in Prestatyn will not be impacted.

The changes, which will be implemented by next Spring, are being made following a consultation.

The NSPCC said there will be redundancies but 'job losses will be minimised'.

They will use their Cardiff base as a regional hub.