A GROUP of mothers conquered mountains – metaphorically and literally – for their children.

A group of seven unstoppable mums from the Vale of Glamorgan took on Pen Y Fan on September 10, raising funds for Ysgol Y Deri, a school in Penarth catering for children with additional needs.

So far, the group – who have children attending the school – has raised more than £1,300, which will be spent on the school’s new classrooms in the annexe and the playground.

Currently, due to high demand, temporary classrooms are in place at Ysgol Y Deri to ensure it can cater to differently able children living in the Vale of Glamorgan.

One of the mothers who took part was 41-year-old Katherine Edwards who lives in Barry.

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“The initial target was £500, but as things are so expensive and we wanted to be able to purchase more than one item for the children we upped the target to £2,000,” said Ms Edwards.

“There was a lot of encouragement between each other on the day, as a few of us didn’t think we’d be able to make it to the top.”

They successfully completed their challenge – the first fundraising activity that they have carried out in support of Ysgol Y Deri on Sully Road.

“If anyone would like to donate to our page, we would be extremely grateful!” added Ms Edwards.

People can donate online at https://gofund.me/86e9ad28