A JUNIOR doctor in isolation after testing positive for coronavirus has raised hundreds of pounds by running around her garden.

Gemma Buston, 28, confirmed she had Covid-19 on Friday, the day she was nominated by a friend to run 5km to raise money for the NHS.

Gemma has been self-isolating with her partner Luke Mills, a 30-year-old junior doctor at Bolton A&E, for around a week after experiencing mild symptoms.

Determined to carry on with the run to raise money for Royal Bolton Hospital, Gemma donned her trainers and completed the challenge on Sunday, although it didn't quite go to plan.

She said: “Unfortunately I didn’t really measure the garden out properly, I just kind of trusted the GPS tracker to tell me when I had done 5km. I ended up running for over an hour and a half and Luke reckons I ended up doing about 10km instead. At times he was just laying on the grass watching and sometimes he was cheering me on out the window.”

So far, over £650 has been donated to Gemma’s fundraising page, with all money going to the Bolton NHS Charitable Fund.

The organisation supports the wellbeing of staff at the hospital during the coronavirus crisis, and helps to purchase vital pieces of medical equipment needed in the borough.

Gemma, who works with mental health patients at Trafford General Hospital, worked in Bolton until February.

She was keen to help people that the couple knew, describing the hospital as a “really friendly place to work”.

Gemma and Luke were due to marry at the end of May but have had to postpone their wedding until 2022 due to the pandemic.

Gemma added: “I think our families are more upset about it than we are. We both feel a bit guilty at the moment because we’re not at work. I just want to raise as much money as I can.”

To donate to Gemma’s campaign, visit justgiving.com/fundraising/isolation5k.