A teacher from Whitchurch is set to push her body and mind to the limits when she takes part in a series of challenges this coming summer for charity.

PE Teacher Sarah Newey is raising money for the charity Combat Stress UK, which helps former servicemen and women plus their families with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Sarah, who was in the army for six years before she joined teaching, will tale on a number of challenges throughout June and July in what she's calling her ‘Silly Summer’, including a ‘swimrun’, which encompasses a 20km course made up of four swims and four runs up, down and around Snowdon.

She is looking forward to the challenge.

"As part of my job I am always trying to encourage students to push themselves and give every experience they face their all," she said.

"These challenges will push me beyond my limits and allow me to test where my physical and mental boundaries are, while allowing me to raise awareness and funds for Combat Stress UK, a charity close to my heart."

Sarah then plans to take part in a 24-hour 10km, where she will aim to run as many laps of a 10km course that can be completed in 24 hours, hoping to achieve a minimum of 100km.

She will then embark in the Bolton Ironman, the event incorporates a 2.4-mile swim, followed by a 112-mile bike ride and a marathon all in one go!

To mentally and physically prepare for the tests ahead, Sarah is currently undergoing a gruelling training schedule working out for 20 hours a week, while juggling her job.

As part of her training over March and through April, she will run the Shrewsbury 10k and the Sir John Talbot’s Whitchurch 10k.

Sarah aspires to raise £500 for Combat Stress UK and has set up a Just Giving page to help raise donations.

If you would like to show your support for this inspirational story, please visit: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/snewey87 or text PTSD80 to 70070.