A GROUP of primary seven pupils, and a few of their siblings, from Aberlady Primary School each walked, ran and cycled 100 miles in 30 days to raise money for a new defibrillator in the village.

The 11 children started their venture on April 6 and initially aimed to raise £500 – the cost of a defibrillator cabinet.

But they met that target in one week and soon upped it to £1,500, which would buy both a cabinet and defibrillator.

On day 11, the new target was reached when the local Brownies contributed just over £25.

Each participant walked, ran or cycled, on average, three miles for 20 days and four miles for 10 days.

The challenge was the idea of mum Clare de Mowbray, known as Mo, her daughter Ella Noonan and some of Ella’s friends.

Mo said: “We were originally going to have an event in the village hall and have a collection there but, of course, that got cancelled. We then came up with this challenge. We have a Whats-App [online messaging] group for all of the primary sevens and asked in there if other people would like to get involved.”

She added: “It’s been really good. All of the kids have said it has given them an opportunity to explore Aberlady and parts of the village they never have before.Everyone in the community has been really supportive and we are already thinking about our next challenge.”

Mrs Currie, headteacher at Aberlady Primary School, said: “We are incredibly proud of the 100-milers and their families, who at this difficult time not only looked to challenge themselves, but to support others while doing so.”

To donate, visit www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/100milemonth