Science teachers from a Walsall school are going more than just the extra mile to help raise funds for Acorns Childrens Hospice.
The group of 14 staff from Shire Oaks Science College are taking part in the Great South Run on October 5.
The intrepid team are mainly novices when it comes to running, but are confident of completing the ten-mile distance.
Science teacher Lisa Bond, who is organising the challenge in support of Acorns, said: “We are all either running novices or haven’t taken part in running events since our teenage and university days, with the exception of team manager Michelle Morgan, who competed in the Great North Run last year.
“It’s an enormous challenge for us, and the whole department is really coming together to motivate one another.
“We wanted to support a local children’s charity as they are often overlooked, and we too are involved with working alongside young people.
“And as we are at Shire Oak, we thought of it as a nice touch to support Acorns, our local children’s hospice.
“We are hoping to raise £1,000.”
Lucy Shepherd, Acorns’ treks and challenges officer, said: “It’s really great that so many of the Shire Oaks’ teaching staff have decided to support Acorns Children’s Hospice.
“The majority of Acorns’ income comes from donations, and people coming together to help local families who are facing the unthinkable.”
Acorns offers specialist nursing care and support to children who have life-limiting and life-threatening illnesses, and their families living in the West Midlands.