A teenager has completed more than 5,200ft of climbing, to raise thousands in memory of his grandma - the second fittest woman in Europe.

Rory Campbell from Clitheroe took on the Yorkshire Three Peaks to remember his 'Nin', Anne Brannigan, who died on Boxing Day - just five months after being diagnosed with gall bladder cancer.

The 16-year-old former Ribblesdale High School pupil said Anne was extremely active throughout her life and was well-known at her gym, Crossfit Clitheroe, where she competed in many competitions.

He said: "In 2013 she was awarded the CrossFit title of ‘Second Fittest Woman in Europe’ in the over 60’s category, something we were very proud of."

On July 30, Rory, his mum Liz Campbell, uncle Jason Tapping, and family friend Chris Clissold, successfully tackled Yorkshire’s Three Peaks, completing the 25-mile route in under 12 hours, all while raising money for the East Lancashire Hospice, who cared for Anne before she died.

Setting himself a target of £500, Rory smashed it and has so far raised an incredible £2,340, which will ensure others can receive the level of support Anne was able to experience.

Rory, who now hopes to study for his A-levels at Clitheroe Grammar School Sixth Form, said: "From diagnosis, East Lancashire Hospice provided a phenomenal level of care, company, reassurance and the opportunity to speak to someone who truly understood the difficulties and worries Nin faced.

“Nin loved walking and there simply was no better way to raise money than by doing exactly that."

In the time after Anne’s diagnosis, Rory and his family were able to take two holidays with Anne and make some wonderful memories.

The first was a Northern European cruise, and then later in the year, the family spent Christmas at Centre Parcs in Penrith.

Rory said Center Parcs was particularly special to the family as they would go each year in October, and it was there that Anne died on Boxing Day having been walking right up until Christmas Eve.

Sharon Crymble, income generation and marketing lead for the hospice said “In order to continue to provide care, the hospice require more than £10,000 of funding per day and thanks to Rory and his family, it will receive a significant boost, which will ensure we can continue to provide care, compassion and support."