A REGIONAL football side have agreed to take on a gruelling challenge to raise funds for a prominent North Wales tourist attraction.

Squad members from Llandudno Amateurs will be running the equivalent of John O’Groats to Land’s End in aid of the Welsh Mountain Zoo in Colwyn Bay, who are suffering significant financial hardship due to the coronavirus pandemic closure.

The virtual run will see each member of the squad contribute to the daunting distance, which is measured at a little more than 847 miles.

The UK Government has put in place an animal welfare grant of up to £100,000 for England, but Welsh Government is not intending to replicate the scheme in Wales and is encouraging attractions to apply to its economic resilience scheme.

Their challenge will begin on Monday, June 15, and the group will be aiming to complete their collective efforts over a ten-day period.

Fifty percent of the money raised will go towards the zoo’s current fundraising efforts, with the other half going towards running costs for the club ahead of their expected period of transition following the departure of long-serving manager Sandy Malone.

The Lock Stock Welsh Alliance Division Two side will be forced into demotion thanks to the new criteria changes coming next season. This will see them drop out of the fourth tier after becoming unable to meet the Football Association of Wales’ regulations.

This ends a fantastic first few seasons in a competitive environment for the club, who won the Vale of Clwyd and Conwy League Premier Division and Division One in consecutive seasons.

Anyone that wishes to donate to their cause can do so via their JustGiving page here: https://justgiving.com/crowdfunding/llandudnoamateurs-fc​