Pupils across Dorset have run a total of 4,783 miles in support of bereaved children – the distance of Dorchester to India.

Mosaic, a charity supporting bereaved young people in Dorset, launched a running fundraiser last month where staff and children from schools across the county logged their miles to see how many marathons they could achieve.

The week event began on Monday, April 22, the day after the London Marathon.

Thirteen Dorset schools took part:  Bere Regis Primary, Cerne Abbas CE VC First School, St Mary’s CE VC First School -Charminster, Cheselbourne Village School, Colehill and Hayeswood First School – Wimborne Minster, Damers First School, Frome Valley First School – Crossways, Manor Park CE First School, Milborne St Andrew First School, The Prince of Wales School, Puddletown CE VC First School and St Mary’s CE Middle School – Puddletown.

The schools ran a collective total of 4,783 miles which equates to over 182 marathons. Some children at St Mary’s Middle in Puddletown ran a solo marathon over 2 days.

Schools also set up their own fundraising pages for sponsorship and the amount raised to date currently stands at £9,877.

Zoe Minogue-Hughes, head of experiences and events at Mosaic, said: “It was an absolute joy to visit schools during Miles for Mosaic.

“The children were full of joy, vitality, and kindness, being outdoors running with their friends and connecting with other local schools in a big event. Thank you to all the teachers, staff, children, and sponsors involved in supporting Mosaic and making Miles for Mosaic happen."