STAFF at Northern College in Barnsley are hoping to raise £10,000 for new fitness facilities at the site.

A group of the staff from the Wentworth site are in training and are ready to take part in the Barnsley 10K on June 30.

Their aim is to use the event to kickstart a £10,000 fundraising campaign.

The funds will be used to create an outdoor exercise gym for adult learners who attend the college - some of whom stay residentially whilst completing their studies.

Emma Beal, principal and chief executive at the college, said: “A crucial part of our ethos is to not only support students to develop their knowledge and skills but also their confidence and wellbeing.

“We are rallying support from the local community to create a vibrant outdoor space where students can prioritise their health and wellbeing using modern equipment that caters to diverse fitness levels.

“Together, we’re shaping a healthier future for our college community.

“It is great to see colleagues coming together and training for a cause, which is keeping us focussed and motivated.”