AN East Renfrewshire charity has landed a £500 windfall, thanks to players of the Beat the Street challenge.

Almost 10,000 people from across the area took part in the six-week project, which encouraged them to be more active.

Players were asked to walk, cycle, scoot, run or wheel their way to one of 80 special sensors, called Beat Boxes, which were placed approximately half-a-mile apart on lampposts.

Points were awarded for each Beat Box visited, with separate leaderboards for teams from schools, the community and workplaces.

Organisers also pledged that, if participants clocked up more than 100,000 miles between them, a £500 donation would be made to the SupERkids charity, which provides support for local children who have additional support needs (ASN).

And, with the final tally showing a total of 111,611 miles were achieved, it means a bumper boost for the worthy cause.

Nicola Kelly, of SupERkids, said: “I expect we will use the £500 to provide support to a child with ASN to attend an activity.

“Every hour of support costs us £15, so we can provide 33 hours of one-to-one support to enable a disabled child to participate in an activity, most likely a trip out to a local attraction.”

Also celebrating are children at Crookfur Primary, which topped the Beat the Street schools leaderboards for the most overall points scored and the average points scored.

The school will receive £300 worth of vouchers for topping each leaderboard, which can be spent on books or sports equipment.

Others to earn prizes as category winners are the Amazing Avengers (community and workplace), Isobel Mair School (empowered school) and East Renfrewshire Health and Social Care Partnership’s Pharmacy Team (small teams).