CPD Y Rhyl 1879 physio Colin Edwards is part of a team embarking on a gruelling fundraising challenge over the February half-term break.

Edwards and some of his colleagues at Rhyl High School have taken on the task of running, walking, or cycling the equivalent of John O’Groats to Land’s End throughout the week, which is 980 kilometres or 608.9 miles in distance.

The team are raising funds for the local foodbank situated at the Sussex Street Christian Centre in Rhyl, with almost £300 raised towards their target of £500 so far.

A statement on the group’s crowdfunding page, read: “With so many people at this time accessing such a fantastic centre, their resources have been stretched to the maximum.

“At a time when every penny really does count, if you could spare a few pence or pounds we would all be very appreciative of anything you could spare.”

Edwards is part of the staff team formed by new manager Gareth Thomas after the new club came together quickly following the decision to wind-up the old Rhyl FC due to financial issues.

The NWCFA Tier 4 (East) Premier Division side were set to make a bold bid for promotion in their inaugural campaign, only to have their plans halted by ongoing restrictions surrounding the coronavirus pandemic that eventually saw their season cancelled before a competitive ball was kicked.

Rachel Round, manager of the Sussex Street Christian Centre, added: “This would be such an amazing boost to the centre, with the money being used to purchase so many needed items.

“We would be able to use our knowledge and experience to purchase exactly what is needed."

Anyone wishing to donate to their cause can do so online at: https://www.gofundme.com/f/john-o-groats-to-lands-end-by-rhs-staff.