A young blind girl who struggles to walk has completed 100 laps of a boating lake.
Determined Teyah Ferry, 11, spent three months circling the 200 metre lake up to five times a day.
And with her new guide dog Lottie by her side, the brave youngster clocked up her final lap over the weekend in front of a large crowd of cheering spectators.
Teyah’s mum Charlie Penna, 31, said each lap took her daughter around five minutes to complete and described her as an “inspiration.”
More than £3,500 has now been raised for Guide Dogs and Charlie said it was fitting that Teyah was able to complete her final three laps on Saturday with her canine companion.
She said: “I felt quite overwhelmed and got a bit emotional on the last lap.
“She is just so inspiring and I am so proud and lucky to call her my daughter.”
Teyah, of Perranporth, Cornwall, was born blind and has Neuronal Migration Disorder which affects her mobility.
She started the charity walking challenge in August and walked every other day. But since she started school she has only been able to do it at the weekend.
She used a cane to complete her challenge, and was cheered on by about 40 people as she crossed the finishing line.
Charlie added: “Teyah was born blind and we always knew she would get a guide dog when older.
“We had been on the waiting list a long time but were put on the matching list in August this year.
“We knew we needed to do something to thank them as they cost so much money to train.
“We started during lockdown and did as much as we could. We did five laps at a time every other day. But when she started school we just did it on a Sunday as it take a lot out of her.
“She was really determined and went out in all weathers.
“Our target was only £200 but we smashed that within 24 hours. We now have £3500 with another week ago which exceeded all our expectations. We are both really grateful for all the support.
“It has helped her massively too and really improved her muscle tone and strength and helped her build a stronger core.”
Charlie said the family were told a month ago that Teyah had been assigned a dog and they picked her up on 11 November.
She added: “When we were placed on the matching list we presumed it would be a long time but it was a lot quicker than we imagined.
“They sent pictures of Lottie and we picked her up on 11 November. It was quite fitting as she was able to complete her last lap with her own buddy dog.
“She just gets on with life and doesn’t say she is disabled. That is what is so inspiring about her. She does not moan and is just a joy to be with. It is an honour to be her mum and I am just so grateful to have her.
After completing the challenge, Teyah said she might do more challenges in the future but was “going home for a rest first”.