Helping Herts's 12-day fundraising challenge for charities supporting children's welfare in Hertfordshire is about to get underway.

Sponsored by the Stort Valley Rotary Club, the event raises money for a dozen partner charities.

From April 20 to May 2, representatives will walk 156 miles along the scenic Hertfordshire Way, equivalent to six marathons.

Twelve loops, specially crafted by the Friends of The Hertfordshire Way, will be allocated to partner charities, featuring locations like Hartham Common, Bishop's Stortford, and St Albans.

One challenge starts at Kings Langley on Sunday, April 28 for the charity PlaySkill.

Other partner charities include: Coram Life Education, Space Hertfordshire, CHEX, The Phoenix Group, Home Start Hertfordshire, The Ollie Foundation, Herts Mind Network, Keech, For Baby’s Sake, Herts Young Homeless and Grove Cottage.

Gordon Morrison, co-founder of Helping Herts, said: "Every step is a stride toward a brighter future for Hertfordshire's children.

"Join us in this journey of compassion and make a difference one step at a time."

Fellow co-founder Jim Tatchell added: "Walking the equivalent of six marathons in 12 days is tough, but the knowledge that Helping Herts is making a real difference will keep us going, rain or shine."

Public can contribute by donating online or joining for a portion of the walk.

A spokesperson said: "Join our team as they walk 13 miles each day over the course of 2 weeks.

"You can do one section or more, to join us email".

For more information, and to donate, visit the 6 Marathon Challenge website.