TEACHERS and staff from Inkberrow First School got down and dirty in the ultimate fundraising challenge.

The group of six took part in the Mud Run at Eastnor Castle to raise money for both the school's much needed IT equipment and towards the Help a Heart campaign, which is aiming to install three defibrillators in the village.

So on Sunday, June 29, Steve Wilkes, a school governor, Rachel Cresswell, a teaching assistant and teachers Amy Coughlin, Graham Begley, Jo Hartland and Carly Crawford grabbed their trainers and faced the 10km course usually tackled by 4x4 wheel drive vehicles.

Mrs Crawford said: "Inkberrow First School wanted to support the community with their defibrillator fundraising efforts and raise funds for school.

"During our fitness week we discussed the issues around promoting a healthy heart which prompted staff to decide to train for the mud runner!

"It was definitely a challenge to complete the very muddy hills but we stayed as a team and had lots of fun."

If anyone would like to donate to either the school or the Help a Heart campaign they should call the school on 01386 792284.