TEACHERS walked through the night to complete a 52-mile fundraiser in memory of a teenager who died of cancer.

On the day of her school prom in 2013 Charlotte Eades was diagnosed with a brain tumour called anaplastic astrocytoma.

She was just 16.

In October 2015 she was diagnosed with glioblastoma, a rare and rapidly growing cancer which many know little about.

Charlotte, who lived in Brighton with her family, died just days before her 19th birthday in February 2016.

Following her diagnosis she decided she wanted to raise awareness of the disease and inspired thousands around the world with a series of honest and humorous online video diaries.

In these she would talk about the cancer, as well as her everyday life and love of fashion.

Following her death Charlotte’s family wanted to continue her work.

Her mother Alex, brother Miles and family friend Cressy Brooks launched the charity Charlotte’s Bag – which stands for Battle Against Glioblastoma but was also named after Charlotte’s love of handbags – in 2017 to raise money for research into glioblastoma and to raise awareness.

Now nine members of staff at Charlotte’s former school, Cardinal Newman Catholic School in Hove, have taken on a monumental challenge to raise money for the charity.

Alex, who works at the school, led the charge as the teachers took on a challenging overnight walk from Charing Cross Station to Hove.

They set off on Thursday and Alex posted regular updates of the group’s progress on social media.

On the morning of the walk, she said: “Dear Charlotte, well the day has finally arrived. I will be thinking about you so much on this walk. Look after us all and keep us safe.”

The group’s route took them past Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament before heading over Lambeth Bridge and moving south.

Relying on head torches to light their way, they hit West Sussex at 1.20am before travelling through the South Downs to Devil’s Dyke.

The walkers arrived back at Cardinal Newman at about 2.45pm on Friday to a guard of honour formed by cheering students.

The pupils wore blue in support of their teachers and Charlotte’s Bag.

Alex said: “Everyone at Cardinal Newman has been so supportive of Charlotte’s Bag and I was really looking forward to spending a night out with my colleagues.

“It was very, very tough but the team supported each other and we all got to the finishing line.

“All the money donated will go directly to research at Charlotte’s Lab based at Kings College Hospital.

“The charity is self-funded meaning every penny goes directly to where it should which is very important.”

It was hoped the walk will raise a total of £5,200 for Charlotte’s Bag, £100 for every mile walked.

But on Friday evening it had already smashed its target with £2,312 raised.

Donations can be made at the “We’re raising £1,500 to support Charlotte’s Bag in seeking to beat glioblastoma (brain cancer)” JustGiving page.