A DETERMINED group of teens planned and carried out a walking marathon for charity in just five days.

The 16-year-olds, taking part in the NCS Summer Challenge, visited the Primrose Hospice in St Godwald’s Road on Monday (July 22) for a tour.

By Wednesday they decided to hold a walking marathon and on Friday they walked 26 miles between Bromsgrove and Birmingham - during the heatwave.

They were inspired to raise money for Primrose after finding out about the services it offers people with life-limiting conditions and their families.

Amina Nessa, group leader, said: “The hospice plays such an important role in so many peoples’ lives and is a fantastic cause to support."

The teenagers, who are from four schools in Bromsgrove, have so far raised more than £750 for the hospice via gofundme.com/hxtee5.

Amina added: “In the beginning we were determined, excited and happy to be able to raise awareness for Primrose Hospice.

“At the half marathon point we were feeling the pain but we were still full of determination to complete the marathon and raise awareness.

“At the end we were exhausted but we also knew that what we had done would have raised awareness for a far greater cause than anyone could have imagined.”