Ten runners from Norfolk are planning to take part in a marathon in Africa to raise funds for the charity Street Child.

The team, varying in age from 13 to retirement, will participate in the Sierra Leone Marathon on April 30.

The event, described by Runner’s World magazine as "the world's most worthwhile marathon," aims to support Street Child, an international children's charity founded by Norfolk father, Tom Dannatt, 15 years ago.

The charity works in more than 22 countries, focusing on areas affected by conflict, natural disasters and economic challenges.

Norwich Evening News: The team will take part in the marathon on April 30 The team will take part in the marathon on April 30 (Image: Submitted)

Zach Lloyd, 13, said: “For as long as I can remember I have felt that all children deserve the same resources and love as each other.

"This is why I want to take part in the annual Sierra Leone marathon - to do my part in helping those less fortunate than me and those who don’t get the same opportunities.”

The team hopes to raise £15,000 through their shared Just Giving page.