A group of five people from Kendal attempted to visit all 20 Premier League football grounds in 24 hours.

The group set off from St James’ Park Stadium in Newcastle to embark on a near 1000-mile drive which would see them eventually finish at Liverpool's Anfield.

The project had been conceived and designed by two young people, Ali and Jenson, working alongside a project worker from local charity Youth Presence. 

The charity worker said: "The boys wanted to design a highly aspirational project, combining their love of football with a desire to raise awareness and funds for the work we do in Kendal.

"Two members of staff from The Queen Katherine School kindly agreed to give up nearly two days of their holidays to support Ali and Jenson in their challenge by driving the vehicle."

The Westmorland Gazette: One of the highlights of the trip was a visit inside Wolves' Molineux StadiumOne of the highlights of the trip was a visit inside Wolves' Molineux Stadium (Image: Youth Presence)

The challenge was supported by Cumbria Youth Alliance and the Fans for Diversity campaign, backed by the Football Supporters Association.

Enterprise Car Rental also provided a vehicle for the event at a discounted rate to help the group get on the road.

Registered in September 2020, Youth Presence work with the young in their communities and schools, offering them opportunities that are focused on 'acceptance, support and continual encouragement'. 

In the end, the group arrived on Merseyside after 24 hours and 11 minutes.

The Westmorland Gazette: The group at their start point in NewcastleThe group at their start point in Newcastle (Image: Youth Presence)

"Highlights of the drive included early hours visits to some incredible London stadia and getting pictures taken pitch side at Molineux stadium, home of Wolverhampton Wanderers FC," said the charity worker.

"Throughout the drive there was a wonderful team atmosphere and even though the group missed the target by just 11 minutes, it proved to be an enriching and memorable challenge for all.

"Thank you to all those who donated to our event, supported via socials or helped make the challenge a wonderful experience."

Youth Presence donated to the World Land Trust to mitigate the environmental impact of the event.

You can still support their fundraiser here and learn more about their efforts in Kendal here.