A CANCER research charity champion has been nominated for a national award for her work.

Laura Singleton from Billington in the Ribble Valley, was nominated by her friends and family for the Charity Champion of the Year award.

The mum of seven has raised £2,000 the most from anyone from Blackburn Ultra Events for Cancer Research.

Ms Singleton, 37, said: "Cancer Research emailed me to thank me and offered me a trip to the HQ to show me how my money is helping.

"I never expected it, I was quite shocked."

Ms Singleton previously took part in numerous marathons, including the Berlin, and New York marathon, despite finding out she was pregnant with twins.

The proud mum ran wearing a T-shirt with the charity’s logo and the words 'Twins on board.'

Since then, Ms Singleton even shaved her hair for the charity and has taken part in a skydive.

She said: "It's your mind that gets you to the finish line, not your legs.

"I didn't even like running, but each time I did a marathon, I thought about what I was doing it for."

Co-ordinator for Ultra Events, Tom Digby, said: "I have never seen anyone else from our event in Blackburn in the past put in this much effort into raising money for charity.

"Laura pushes herself all the way and does crazy things like jumping out of planes just to raise more money."

The vote is open till December 4, and results will be announced online on December 6.

Voting can be done online at https://www.ultraevents.co.uk