A breast cancer survivor has raised more than £800 for charity after walking almost 500 miles.

Tara Kenyon, a mental health support and recovery worker from Baxenden, has walked between eight and 10 miles every day since Christmas Eve.

She is gifting £100 each to East Lancashire Hospice and Pendleside Hospice.

She will donate the remainder of the money to Rosemere Cancer Foundation, in thanks for the care she received there after being diagnosed with breast cancer last September.

Tara, 44, said: “As part of my recovery, I decided to set myself three virtual walking challenges.

“My first was Hadrian’s Wall, which is 90 miles, my second the Cabot Trail in Canada, which is 186 miles, and the third a 280 mile Grand Canyon walk.”

The challenge amounts to 556 miles, and Tara only has 75 miles left to cover - placing her well ahead of her original deadline of October 1, 2021.

Tara, whose dad Philip Kenyon has accompanied her on several walks, said: “Just before I was diagnosed, I lost two close friends to cancer, which is why I am donating to the two hospices, but I wanted to say a big thanks to staff at Rosemere Cancer Centre for helping me get back on my feet.”

For more information about Rosemere Cancer Foundation, see rosemere.org.uk