A group of nursing staff have set off on the Newbury leg of a 1,500-mile relay walk as part of celebrations to mark the centenary year of the Royal College of Nursing (RCN).
Between April and September, RCN staff along with friends, families, members and stakeholders are carrying a replica Florence Nightingale lantern to every RCN office in the country.
Having set off from Exeter on April 4, the torch continued its journey from the Newbury office in Hambridge Lane this morning, on its way to its next stop in Croydon.
At Newbury the RCN south east team started their segment of the challenge, having taken over responsibility from their colleagues in the south west and Wales.
They are walking in teams of three or more in 12 stages to the Croydon office, 120 miles away, following the Kennet and Avon Canal, Thames Path and London Loop.
Patricia Marquis, RCN south east regional director, said: “The south east RCN team has watched colleagues in Wales and the south west complete their legs.
“We are now looking forward to picking up the lantern and undertaking the challenge ourselves.”