A HEADTEACHER will be taking part in the Action Challenge London 2 Brighton to raise money for a Martlets’ snail.

Clare Price, from St Margaret’s CE Primary School in Whiteway Lane, Rottingdean, will be taking part in the Junior Snailway this autumn.

Schoolchildren can decorate “mini snails” as part of the Snailspace campaign in aid of the Martlets hospice in Hove.

It follows the success of the 2016 Snowdogs by the Sea trail which raised £310,000 for The Martlets.

Clare will be part of a team of five walking, jogging or running 100km from the capital to the coast on May 26 and 27.

She said she was not a sporty person but would be doing her best.

She said: “I absolutely loved the Snowdogs and really wanted the school to be able to be involved in something that would interest the wider community.

“It will be so exciting for the school to have a snail that we can decorate and exhibit and then have to keep in the future.

“I also want to be able to inspire children to do things out of their comfort zone.

“I have never done anything like this before. Some friends and I have been ‘umming and ahhing’ about doing something like this since we all started turning 40 – basically it’s a midlife crisis moment.

“This year, one particularly enthusiastic friend managed to persuade a small number of us that it would be great.

“She also persuaded us that we should do the full challenge rather than the half or quarter.

“The training has been tricky as it’s very time consuming and we all have jobs and families, but it has been brilliant getting to spend so much time with my friends.”