NORTH Petherton Rugby Club’s ladies team are taking on a fundraising challenge to keep themselves active and motivated while unable to train together due to Covid-19 restrictions.

The players are aiming to complete the distance between Land’s End and John o’ Groats (839.18 miles), undertaking the miles individually and recording their efforts.

As well as keeping themselves fit, Pethy Ladies are focused on a fundraising target of £500, with all proceeds raised to go towards the Love Musgrove charity.

A statement on their fundraising page says: “Whether you were born there, received injury treatments, had surgery, experienced childbirth or just visited a loved one, Musgrove Park Hospital has been a part of all our lives in some way.

“The NHS and its staff have always been incredible, and especially now throughout this awful pandemic.

“They continue to work tirelessly, while being in a high risk environment. Let’s acknowledge that by giving something back.

“Please help us to support our local hospital and NHS Trust - it would mean so much to us to reach our target.”

The fundraising page can be found here.