A CHILDREN'S football team in Ellesmere Port are preparing to climb Moel Famau in North Wales to raise funds for a portable defibrillator.

Hope Farm Hotspurs Under 8s, who play their home matches at Meadow Primary School in Great Sutton, will attempt to scale what is the highest hill within the Clwydian Range on Saturday, August 15.

They will be joined on their fundraising mission by parents and coaches.

The climb was originally due to take place in June but was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

So far the team have raised £430 of their £750 target, which will be used to purchase the life-saving equipment so it can be taken to matches and training sessions.

Manager Mark Jakeman said: "Up to 12 people a week under the age of 35 suffer a sudden cardiac arrest taking part in physical activity. If a defibrillator is available the chances of survival are much higher.

"As such, the players, parents and coaches are completing a climb of Moel Famau in North Wales to raise money to purchase a portable defibrillator which will be carried with us at pitch side for training and matchdays."