Avon Fire & Rescue Service (AF&RS) firefighters are taking part in a mammoth 150-mile walk for charity.

Eight members of the team are going on a journey to visit each of the service's fire stations to raise money for Children in Need.

The challenge will be completed in 60 hours, with participants walking continuously without sleep.

They will be making the journey in full kit - tunics, leggings, and helmets, with a breathing apparatus set on their backs.

Mark Watson, a member of the charity team at AF&RS, said: “This challenge is going to push us to our mental and physical limit. "We wanted to take it as far as possible and really see what we are capable of for charity.

“It would also be great to see as many people as possible along the way. We are going to need all the help we can get so please come out and cheer us on.”

Simon Shilton, Assistant Chief Fire Officer, added: “We are extremely proud of our firefighters who go above and beyond in the name of charity.

“This will be an extremely tough task but I know they will get support from every station and community across the Service area.

“We wish them the best of luck on this task and know the money will all go to a worthwhile cause.

The group will be setting off on Wednesday, November 14.

To donate visit justgiving.com/fundraising/afrs150.