A mum who recently lost her dad in a tragic incident has raised money for the voluntary team that helped to try and find him.

Norman Stewart, 86 went missing from his home on The Strand in Horwich on December 29 after going for a walk.

He was tragically found dead by a dog walker on Fall Birch Road in Lostock the next day after having a fall.

His daughter, Rona Ricioppo, 60, wanted to thank the Bolton Mountain Rescue Team for their help and support when they tried to look for her dad after he went missing so set herself a challenge to raise money for them.

As a keen runner, as was Norman in his younger days, she decided to run 10 kilometers every day for six days, ending on the day of her 60th birthday (February 27).

She asked people to donate any money to Bolton Mountain Rescue, and ran each day in a different colourful costume with a friend from Harwood running club.

Rona said: "I'd always known about the work the rescue team doo but it really brought it home how hard they work when they were helping to look for dad.

"I never realised they were all volunteers, which just shows how great the work is they do.

"He (Norman) went out for a walk and never came home. We spent hours looking for him through the night and the Bolton Mountain Rescue Team were really fantastic supporting us through it.

"I just really wanted to do something to say thank you to them.

"I've been running for a few years and had been training up to do the Bolton marathon before it got cancelled but I had to have surgery in December so had a long time out.

"Not running for that long made doing 10k's again a lot more challenging!

"I did it over six days, each day with another friend from the running club, finishing on my 60th birthday.

"The support I got from family and friends was great and the rescue team said they had lots of donations recently.

"People were stopping me when I was running in costumes too asking what I was doing, and when I told them what I was running for a lot of people gave me money to donate which was really nice from people I didn't even know.

"It was a really nice experience in the end, especially after what tragically happened with dad.

"We ran the Bolton marathon in 1982 and he was dead chuffed when he heard it was coming back so it was great to do something like this for him and hopefully I can do the marathon next year."

To donate to the Bolton Mountain Rescue Team, visit boltonmrt.enthuse.com.