Children from four local nurseries marked the death of national hero Captain Tom Moore with a garden fundraising challenge all of their own.

Youngsters aged from 9 months to 5 each walked 100 laps around the garden to raise money in his memory.

And to mark his funeral on Saturday they will be releasing balloons and revealing exactly how much they raised.

But so far the totting up shows that their combined efforts have topped £4,000 and the total is still growing.

The children taking part attend The Learning Journey Day Nursery, who have centres at Brierley Hill, Merry Hill, Kingswinford and Dudley.

Amounts raised varied, but one pair of twins raised £1,445, while one little boy raised £910.

Keeping up the military theme, to mark their individual achievements the children were each presented with a medal.

Like Captain Tom’s fundraiser for the NHS, the money the children raised will go to Russells Hall Hospital.