A group of students and teachers will take on the Yorkshire Three Peaks challenge on Sunday as part of efforts to create a memorial garden to a much-missed teenager.

Eight sixth formers from Northallerton School will be joined by teachers Anna Cox and Tom Bunn in attempting the 24-mile walk.

The circular route includes 1,585m (5,200ft) of ascent and the peaks of Ingleborough, Whernside, and Pen-y-ghent, and must be completed within 12 hours.

The walk is to raise money for a memorial garden at the school to Grace Sanderson. The 16-year-old, who was a student there, died in October 2022, seven months after being diagnosed with leukaemia.

Darlington and Stockton Times: Grace Sanderson

"This is the last fundraiser at the school that our current year 13s will do in memory of Grace," said Mr Bunn. "They have already raised a significant amount of money for the Teenage Cancer Trust over the past 18 months in Grace's memory and they would like to leave something behind at the school as a tribute to their dear friend."

Darlington and Stockton Times: A team from Northallerton School and Sixth Form College will take on the Yorkshire Three Peaks on Sunday

Donations to the fund can be made via the school's online ParentPayShop page – the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge section can be found by scrolling to the very bottom of the page. Click here