Bolton’s answer to Captain Tom Moore has walked around her front garden to raise money for Fortalice.

Monica Coop, 90, took up the challenge of walking 26 laps of her home’s outdoor space over the weekend after a suggestion from her daughter.

The Breightmet grandmother made a donation to the domestic abuse charity after completing the challenge.

She said: “Fortalice seemed like a worthwhile cause.

"It is a local charity doing great work to help those in need in Bolton."

Mrs Coop was encouraged to walk the laps by her daughter, Marie Roe, who suggested she make 26 trips around the garden while the rest of the family completed the 2.6 challenge.

Ten members of the family each ran 2.6km, donating to different charities.

Mrs Roe and her husband Martin also donated to Fortalice, whilst granddaughter Rebecca Donnellan chose charities closer to her Wigan home, including foodbank The Brick.

Mrs Donnellan said: “My dad suggested we did the 2.6 challenge and as there’s ten of us we could each do a stretch to total 26km.

“My mum mentioned it to her and they were talking about it and the different charities we were raising money for and suggested that she gave laps of the garden a try.

“She enjoyed it, she was a bit daunted at first but she did 13 laps on one day and the rest on the next.

"My granny's not going out at all, not even for walks, so she's lucky to have a garden to get outside in."

Mrs Coop, who is a regular attender of St Osmond's Church in Breightmet, has made her own donation to Fortalice after completing the family's challenge.

Captain Tom Moore, who will celebrate his 100th birthday on Thursday, raised over £15m for the NHS charities after walking 100 laps of his garden earlier this month.

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