A team of plumbers from Walton jumped on their static bikes to help raise money for the Missing People charity.

The team from Paton of Walton plumbers joined in the fundraiser with independent plumbing organisation IPG and many other UK members last week (Monday July 22-Friday July 26).

IPG orchestrated the challenge to "to collectively cycle the circumference of the moon" — some 10,921km in total — in order to raise funds for Missing People, a charity that helps reunite missing children and adults with their friends and family.

The week-long "expedition" by IPG saw communities coming together to support plumbers participating in the fundraiser.

"We were happy to get involved in this fun initiative, raising money for a good cause," Stephen Bennett, Director of Paton of Walton, said.

The IPG promotes independent plumbers, and the Group's Head of Marketing Nike Lovell said that the Orbit the Moon challenge highlighted the ethos that drives IPG.

"Seeing everyone come together, truly drives home The IPG’s core message, of being Stronger Together.

"A special thanks and well done to all members and suppliers involved!"

IPG said a prize will be awarded to the member store that has cycled the most miles at The IPG’s 2019 conference on September 20, 2019, which takes place at The National Space Centre in Leicester.

To donate to Missing People go to: https://www.missingpeople.org.uk/