Almost £1,000 was raised when some 60 walkers - and several dogs - took part in a forest walk to support St Francis Hospice.
Epping Forest MP Dame Eleanor Laing joined the walkers who set off from St Mary's Church Hall, Coppice Row, Theydon Bois, on Sunday morning.
Walkers could follow the full 6km route, or a shorter 1.5-mile route if they preferred.
Adult walkers paid £10 each with the total raised boosted thanks to the sale of raffle tickets.
The total raised was £985.85.
Walkers set off up Coppice Row and into Epping Forest before returning to the church hall for refreshments, including mince pies.
The Christmas Charity Walk was organised by Drew and Son independent family funeral directors in Abridge.
Dame Eleanor said: "I was delighted to join the walkers, to get out into our beautiful Epping Forest and support such a valuable local charity which does so much good work which is appreciated by many local people."
Steve Drew said: "A feel-good charity forest walk is definitely something people needed given the past months of lockdown.
"It was a nice way of getting people out of the house and raising money for such a good cause.
"St Francis Hospice is a dedicated and professional organisation that works hard day in and day out, so it is good to help raise funds for the charity."
He added: "Drew and Son would like to thank everyone that participated."