A NORDIC walking group which serves the Alcester community is raising cash for Comic Relief.

Arrow and Arden Nordic Walking are offering hot drinks and biscuits or cakes in return for donations between Monday, March 20 and Saturday, March 25.

Nordic walking instructor Kathrin Foster said: "When you are Nordic walking you can enjoy a piece of cake or biscuits without a guilty conscience.

"Because 90 per cent of muscles are working at all time Nordic Walking burns up to 46 per cent more calories compared to ordinary walking.

Once you mastered the technique it is much easier than walking but twice as effective whilst gentle on the joints."

Nordic walkers can donate directly to a fundraising page or with cash. Walkers can also join the team on the fundraising page and get friends and family to sponsor them.

To make a donation go to my.rednoseday.com/sponsor/ArrowAndArdenNordicWalking.

To try a free taster session with Arrow and Arden Nordic Walking contact Kathrin directly on 07875 609324 or via www.arrowandarden.co.uk.