EIGHT intrepid men and women set off a 24 hour trek this afternoon in aid of a little girl with cerebral palsy.

At noon today (Friday) staff from Letsmove Residential Lettings and Property Management, Haverfordwest, as well as other supporters, began a 50 mile walk across Pembrokeshire lasting 24 hours.

The team, including Gail Jones, Kirsty Deluca, Sam Warden, Gregg Mott, William Guyan and Chris Holder, wants to raise money to buy sensory equipment for three-year-old Eliza Scriven.

They were joined for the first leg by Haverfordwest firefighters.

Eliza, from Johnston, was born at just 29 weeks in May 2014, weighing only 2lb 13oz.

She was incubated and ventilated for two days and remained on breathing support for nine weeks while being tube fed through her nose.

At 14 weeks old, a heart scan discovered a hole in her heart and a brain scan showed damage on both sides called C.P.V.L.

The tot spent months in hospital in Cardiff and Bristol before being diagnosed with possible diaplegic cerebral palsy, which mainly affects her legs, at 18 months old.

Eliza uses a walking frame and doctors are not sure if she will ever walk unaided.

Her mother, Bryoni Kell, said she was “overwhelmed” by the support from letsmove.

“I was quite emotional when they asked us, it’s nice to do the positive things after spending the first two years in hospital.”

Bryoni’s stepmother Jo Warden added: “The sensory equipment is very important, it will give Eliza a quiet space to relax.

“The first Letsmove walk was for Greg, it was his idea to do this for Eliza. He has cerebral palsy and wants to be an advocate for the condition.

“We couldn’t believe it when the girls said they were going to walk for Eliza. She’s been through so much over the last couple of years.”

The team will walk through the night and finish their adventure at noon on Saturday (August 12) at The Railway Inn, Johnston.

Everyone is welcome to join them to celebrate their third year of ‘Letsmove For’ in the beer garden where there will be a free bouncy castle for children and prize draw.

To find out more or to make a donation visit gofundme.com/letsmove-for-eliza