A GROUP of North Ayrshire youths are undertaking the North Ayrshire Athletics Club annual 10k this year to raise funds for the event’s charity partner.

The six youngsters, who come from Ardrossan, St Matthews and Largs Academies, are part of the clubs new lottery funded Youth Ambassador Scheme have taken on the challenge.

Phoebe Lewis, one of the group members said: “We take our role as young ambassadors for the club very seriously and appreciate the support he club has given us and as a group we are delighted to hopefully give a little back to the community.”

Carla Murray also told the Herald, which is the events official media partner: “The Ayrshire Hospice do a wonderful job supporting people with life limiting illness, all of us in the YAS programme are determined to run the event in support if the work they do and hopefully raise lots of funds to help them.”

The scheme manager George Docherty spoke of his pride that the group had come up with the idea them self, he said: “The group are a pleasure to work with and this just displays why they are part of the ambassador programme for the club.”

The group will join other runners who have signed up to run for the Hospice, including Herald Senior Reporter Paul Fisher, to create a purple army running to help raise funds and the club still have a limited number of free spaces. Contact them via events@naathletics.co.uk