Employees at Mr Kipling owner Premier Foods have raised £27,500 for mental health charity Mind by running and walking along the 22-mile Jurassic Coast in Weymouth.

More than 100 staff members took part in the activity on Friday 7 September, which was part of the manufacturer’s annual Aim Higher Charity Challenge.

The participants are based at Premier Foods’ factories and businesses across the country, including Manchester, Ashford, High Wycombe and Stoke-on-Trent. They took between five to 10 hours to complete the distance.

“I was delighted to see so many of my colleagues from across the country come together to take part in this important event, which helped us to raise a significant sum of money for our charity partner Mind,” said CEO Gavin Darby, who ran the course.

“We were very proud this year to partner with Mind to support them in their vital work. It’s great to know the money we’ve all raised today will help to support and empower those suffering with mental health issues through the array of services provided by the charity.”

Kathleen Miles, director of fundraising for Mind, said she was “delighted” to be in partnership with Premier Foods and was grateful to the staff for taking part in the challenge.

“We look forward to working with Premier Foods to ensure that everyone experiencing a mental health problem gets both the support and respect they deserve,” she added.