STAFF at a Ryedale business have raised over £4,000 for its charity of the year.

To celebrate Down Syndrome Awareness Week ,16 members of the Thixendale-based Yorkshire Rapeseed Oil team walked, cycled or ran 662 miles for Downright Special: a charity that supports children with Down Syndrome in Hull and East Yorkshire.

The event was organised by Yorkshire Rapeseed Oil's Marcelle Tisserant, who said: "Our plan was to walk, cycle or run 500 miles to raise £1000 and we're over the moon that our amazing team exceeded our expectations on terms of mileage and our fabulous supporters helped us to quadruple our fundraising target."

Louise Smith from Downright Special, said: "Their support to our charity has been wonderful and to have raised over £4000 on walk is phenomenal, especially in these challenging times."