DEE BANKS class teacher Ros Larkins will miss this weekend’s fundraising fête – as she heads down south to tackle the London Marathon.

Ros, of Whitby, Ellesmere Port, is one of a team of five staff members and friends who will tackle the 26.2-mile race through the capital.

The runners are hoping to raise £6,000 toward four adapted tricycles and a hand-cycle for the Chester school’s pupils to enjoy.

Last year saw the creation of a £37,000 bike track in the school grounds, which was opened by Olympic champion Rebecca Romero.

If you would like to offer support or sponsorship, contact the school by emailing or by calling 01244 981030.

The team is also preparing to launch a Virgin Money Giving account at