A Swadlincote door-making company decided to celebrate the warm August weather - by carrying a full-size door around Calke Abbey.
JB Kind, based at Astron Business Park, walked 10 miles around some of the prettiest spots near to South Derbyshire's Calke Abbey on Sunday, August 6 to raise money for their chosen charity for the year, Macmillan Cancer Support.
Family, friends and workers from the company made up the 30 people who took part in the event that aimed to raise £1,000 for the cause, with the eventual figure now sitting at more than double that at roughly £2,500.
James Cadman, managing director at JB Kind, has explained the companies reasoning for choosing Macmillan as their chosen charity for the year.
Mr Cadman said: "During 2017 and 2018 we plan to raise £5,000 for our primary charity Macmillan Cancer Support and with one in two people now facing a cancer diagnosis in their lifetime, it is a cause that is extremely close to many of our hearts.
"Thirty people took part in our fund-raising walk on Sunday, August 6 and we are very pleased to report that, after planning to raise £1,000 through this event, we have raised more than £2,500 with sponsorship money still coming in.
"A sponsored 10-mile walk, while challenging can seem a little ordinary, so we decided to carry one of our full sized wooden doors, our Canterbury model painted in green, along the route to grab the attention of passers-by and raise a little more money along the way."
The walk began and finished at Calke Abbey which saw the group pass through and take in the sights at Staunton Harold, Breedon on the Hill, Melbourne and Staunton Harold Reservoir along the way.
Organisers of the walk also created a door treasure hunt to help spice up the trip, tasking the walkers with identifying 24 interesting doors along the route.
Olympia Shipley, fund-raising manager for Macmillan Cancer Support highlighted the importance that fund-raising groups play in the upkeep and efforts of the charity.
She said: "With more than 98 per cent of our income received from donations, we could not provide the services that we do without supporters like JB Kind.
"One in two people will receive a cancer diagnosis in their lifetime and we want to ensure that anyone affected by cancer can reach our services.
"JB Kind's Calke Abbey walk was an inspiring way to raise vital funds and we are so proud of the challenge which their team undertook. They are making a huge difference by supporting patient grants in their local area. Well done everyone."
Anybody interested in adding to the funds raised can do so by calling Macmillan Cancer Support on 0808 808 00 00 or by visiting www.justgiving.com/fundraising/jb-kind-doors-mac-walk