STAFF from a Bolton business certainly went up in the world to support a children’s charity.

Four members of staff from mis-sold investment specialists Goodwin Barrett walked the 235 feet up The Big One rollercoaster in Blackpool to raise £1,000 for the Children Today charity.

Michelle Khalique, Ajaz Khan, Mark Carroll and Michael Jordan tackled the walk, which took them to the top of Britain's tallest rollercoaster, as part of the Great Lever-based company’s commitment to local charities.

Operations director Michelle Khalique said: "Having supported Children Today in the past, we wanted to help again for its 25th anniversary.

"Blackpool is always a family favourite for the more obvious reasons and what better way to see it in a different light than to go 235 feet up.”

And Elizabeth Oakes, from the Chester-based charity, which buys bespoke items for children with disabilities, added: "All of the walkers did a marvellous job but I'm very grateful to Michelle and the Goodwin Barrett team for their ongoing support.

"Walking The Big One has proved to be one of our most popular events and we're planning to do it all again next April and September."