A local woman has raised more than £5,000 for Seaton Hospice at Home by completing a 50-kilometre run in memory of her grandmother.

Chloe Burridge took part in the North Cornwall Ultra, a route along the rugged coastline with a total ascent of 6,500 feet, in January. 

Her grandmother had died of pancreatic cancer, and was looked after in her own home by the Hospice at Home nurses.

Chloe said: "Nan was always a great lover of the outdoors and loved visiting Cornwall for holidays. She also walked many miles with her friends over the years.

"Nan loved a challenge and a beautiful view. The South West Coast Path is something she and her friend have been walking over the years, however, sadly Nan wasn’t able to complete the last 100 miles due to her illness.

"Over the last few weeks of Nan's life she was fortunate enough to be in the comfort of her own home due to the amazing nurses which are at the heart of The Seaton Hospice at Home team, and we are eternally grateful to them because we know how much this meant to Nan for her to be at home during this time.

“I’m so grateful to everyone that donated, these nurses deserve it all, they did what they do best for my nan and we as a family will be eternally grateful to them for that. This will make a difference to other families that can benefit from this service as long as we keep contributing to the charity.’’ 

Seaton & District Hospital League of Friends fully fund the Hospice at Home service, which is available to anyone registered with the surgeries in Seaton and Colyton.

A spokesperson said: "We are so grateful to Chloe and her family for their support, which will help to ensure that our hospice nurses continue to be there to support those in need."

To donate to Chloe's fundraising for Seaton Hospice at Home, visit her Gofundme page: 'Running 50km in memory of my beloved nan'.