A school hockey team is gearing up for a challenging charity run this weekend.

Marshland High School's female hockey squad, The Pink Ladies, plan to pound the streets this Saturday in the Kings Lynn Park Run.

Not new to making a difference, these young players have, over the past 7 to 8 years, managed to accumulate thousands for numerous charities and benevolent causes.

Their fundraising pursuits stretch from aiding globally recognised bodies such as McMillan Cancer Research and the NSPCC to local causes, and in recent years, they have turned their attention more towards the latter.

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Their relevant actions have helped a local sick girl travel across Europe, supported Fenland Women's refuge, and this year, the Angles Theatre, which is Fenland's only remaining theatre.

Mr Swinburn, the head of PE at Marshland and an ex-international hockey athlete, expressed his feelings about the effort put in by the pupils.

He said: “I am ultra proud of these girls, who year upon year give their time and effort for helping others – we even have some older Pink Ladies hockey players who come back to run with us, as is the case this year.

"The hockey players are proud of their school and proud to come together to support charity work.”

Those sentiments were echoed by Eaden Nunnerley, the skipper of one of the Pink Ladies hockey teams.

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She said: “It means a lot to be able to support a good local cause, I know this run will be a challenge for a lot of us but we will complete it as team.”

The Pink Ladies, distinctive in their vibrant team uniforms, request your support this weekend.

Folk can also assist by contributing to their GoFundMe page and sharing it on social channels.

They note that raising funds has become distinctly more difficult in comparison to earlier years.