TWO young girls from Mapplewell have raised more than £500 for a local cat rescue service after completing a ten-mile sponsored walk last weekend.

Frankie Clark, nine, and her sister 11-year-old Eirian were hoping to raise £200 for Buttons Cat Rescue which supports animals across the borough.

But they more than doubled their target after completing the walk on Saturday.

Their mum, Carrie, told the Chronicle: “It was a rainy start to the walk but soon brightened up after the first lap.

“I got the short straw of wearing the Buttons cat costume which after ten miles I was very pleased to take off.

“Frankie carried the collection box and we received over £50 from cars and the general public as we were walking along with lots and lots of car horns.”

The family began and finished the walk at Landon’s Diner in the village - and it went a long way to keeping them going,

“After lap three we stopped for a Landon’s Diner bacon sandwich to boost energy levels which kept us going through the last three laps,” Carrie added.

“We had some donations of cat food.

“The bake sale along with the sale of clay bead bracelets made by Eirian went really well.

“The girls walked a total of 10.41 miles, did 27,000 steps in three hours 20 minutes and raised £530 pounds.”

A link to the fundraiser can be found on the Barnsley Chronicle website.