At midday on Saturday 27th April, A group of six parents from St Anne's Fulshaw CE Primary School set off from Wrexham on Saturday, 27th April, on a 100km / 24 hours charity walk to raise money for the school's PTA.
The team had a fundraising target of £3,000 which was earmarked for helping to fund the construction of some new large play equipment at the school.
Taking almost exactly 24 hours to complete the challenge, the walkers trekked through the night and also through the duration of Storm Hannah, drenched with rain and blasted by high winds. A support vehicle kept them going with regular pit stops for hot drinks and high energy food.
More parents joined the group at Frodsham at the 50km mark, at Great Budworth with 25km to go, and a group of parents and children met up with the team to walk the last 10km from Knutsford via Quarry Bank Mill where over two dozen families and staff met the group to walk the last 5km back to school with children collecting sponsorship for the very last leg of the journey.
Ms Clare Daniel, Headteacher at St Anne's Fulshaw CE Primary School, said "The team were absolutely overwhelmed by the support and sponsorship raised by the walk, which so far is over £6,000. This means that the school have been able to commission the new equipment, which will be installed before the end of the summer term.
"Any additional funds raised will start the ball rolling for the resurfacing work outside Classes 1 and 2, which we hope to complete next academic year."