ACROSS York and North Yorkshire people have been going the extra mile to raise money for BBC Sport Relief.

Pupils at a York secondary school walked the equivalent of ten marathons to raise money for Sports Relief and the York Hospital bereavement suite.

Throughout the day today youngsters at York High in Acomb walked about 260 miles or to Birmingham and back.

The bereavement suite was chosen after the help and support that it provided for a member of staff whose baby died this year.

Erica Evans the Year Leader for Year 11, who organised the event, said: All the students have been fantastic, they have really entered into the spirit of the event.”

She went on to thank in particular the Year 11 'motivators' who played a major part in the events success.

Head teacher, Rod Sims, said: "It is on days like these that York High School really shows that it is a community school. Our students are always willing to go the extra mile to help others.”

Meanwhile, a member of staff at Miller’s Fish and Chip shop in Haxby will be taking the plunge later today - in a bath full of chip shop gravy.

As well as the gravy challenge which will start from 4pm, the proceeds of every pot of gravy purchased in store today will also be donated to Sport Relief.

All of the gravy has been supplied by Ceres.

Anyone who donates £20 or more will be entered into a prize draw to win a family meal of their MSC-certified fish and chips.

Nick Miller, who co-owns Millers Fish & Chips with his father, David, said: “The weekend is always an incredibly busy time for the shop and we’ve been even busier since we were named the UK’s best fish and chip shop. We wanted to make the most of this increase in footfall by raising money for an absolutely fantastic cause, allowing people to make a donation to Sport Relief as they tuck into the nation’s favourite takeaway. Fish, chips and gravy is a match made in heaven, and as a Yorkshire fish and chip shop, we can’t think of a better endurance challenge this Sports Relief than being plunged into a bath full of gravy!”