STAFF of the Go Ape high-ropes course in the Wyre Forest have completed a wacky charity challenge.

A team of five employees dressed up as gorillas and transported an inflatable banana by bike and canoe to another of the adventure company’s sites in Cannock Chase.

Their efforts contributed to the epic journey of the blow-up, yellow fruit, which is travelling 1,823 miles across the UK between Go Ape centres in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust.

Matt Foreman, the Wyre Forest site manager, completed the cycling stages with team member Michelle Preece while Sophie Britton and Emma Hadley took on the canoeing legs and Callum Glass acted as the support driver.

Rebecca Mayhew, co-founder and director of Go Ape, said: “We are proud to support the Teenage Cancer Trust and that our Go Ape team have launched this fantastic fundraising campaign - the Big Banana Relay - to raise money and have fun while the big banana travels 1,823 miles around our Go Ape locations in the UK.”

Kate Collins, director of fundraising for the Teenage Cancer Trust, said: “Go Ape are putting the fun back into fundraising and events like the Big Banana Relay will support our work in improving the quality of life and chances of survival for young people with cancer aged 13 to 24.”