A PRIMARY school is set to benefit from funding for play equipment thanks to a parent’s running challenge.

Charlie Walker, 40, navigated the Lake District’s three highest peaks, in aid of Standlake CE Primary School.

Mr Walker completed the challenge in just over 12 hours on Saturday, raising £2,350.

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He said: “I was going to do the Lakes in a Day race, which got cancelled so came up with the route myself.

“I’ve got three girls who are at or went to Standlake so I wanted to raise some money for the school, to help it get some outdoor play equipment.

“It’s a great school and the head does a great job.

“It’s going to cost about £3,000 for three bits of equipment, so it’s been amazing and humbling to see people’s donations.

“I’ve been doing lots of running for the last three or four months, sometimes doing 50 miles a week to prepare for this.”

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Headteacher Andrew Denham added: “As a school we talk about being bold, brave and courageous in the things that we do that we become ambitious, resilient and compassionate.

“Charlie has shown this in buck loads with his phenomenal sporting endeavour and money-raising venture.

“We are thrilled with the amount of money he has raised and it will go a long way to providing the children with some exercise equipment for them to play on during break times so that the children can work on having a healthy body to help healthy minds back in the classroom.”

To donate, please visit: gofundme.com/f/running-lakes-3000039s-for-standlake-school