Hardy staff from three local schools walked from Richmond to Windsor on Saturday - to support charities chosen by pupils.

The walkers all work for the Pioneer Educational Trust which runs two schools in Slough - Foxborough Primary in Common Road and Upton Court Grammar in Lascelles Road - as well as Trevelyan Middle School in Wood Close, Windsor.

Students from each of the schools support The Rainbow Trust charity which provides emotional and practical support to families who have a child with a life-threatening illness, the mental health charity Mind and the homeless charity Crisis.

They have already raised more than £2,400 for the three charities.

The walk was a huge success with 40 teachers and support staff taking part.

The co-chief executive of the trust Antonia Spinks said: "A key part of our vision for our trust is to invest in others and what better way than through undertaking an annual charity challenge - and this year’s challenge was certainly not for the faint-hearted. We have invested in charities who support seriously ill children and their families, those living with a mental health problem and those who are homeless living in the UK. I am very proud to work with such caring and charitable people."

The challenge was sponsored by the Buckinghamshire Freemasons, the Hounslow COPD Group and Windsor based technology company, Winshaw.

Their sponsorship provided t-shirts designed by the school pupils.

At the end the walk, the team was cheered in at Windsor Rugby Club.