A man from Bolton is undertaking the massive challenge of running 31 marathons in as many days in aid of a cause close to his heart.

Alan Done, aged 50 from Farnworth, is raising money for Bolton Hospice.

His daughter, Katie Harding, aged 24 from Farnworth, said: “My dad is running 31 marathons in 31 days, raising money for Bolton Hospice.

“He’s already run 10 marathons in 10 days at the beginning of the year and raised money for Bolton Hospice then, some also went to a diabetes charity.

“A close family member on his partner’s side of the family had end of life care at the hospice, so my dad really wants to raise money for them.”

The Bolton News: Alan is a keen runner, his daughter Katie described it as 'his passion'Alan is a keen runner, his daughter Katie described it as 'his passion'

Katie also stressed how fundraising makes up a significant amount of the hospice’s funding.

She added: “He had a £500 target, but is currently sitting at just over £1500 raised, so it’s over what he wanted.

“Anything now is a bonus for him.”

Alan started the daily marathons at the start of July and is taking the Bolton Ironman marathon route, starting at Queen’s Park and finishing just outside of the town hall.

Katie added: “I feel proud of him, he’s an absolute inspiration, not only to me but to his grandchildren.

“He’s just an inspiration to everybody, I think.”

Although he does partake in other sports, Katie stressed how running is Alan’s passion and what he is most comfortable with.

Bolton Hospice is an independent charity which provides expert care and support for people facing life-limiting illnesses and their families, with all of their services being free.

They offer 16 private rooms for those who may need care within the hospice, a wellbeing hub which offers flexible drop-in support and a hospice at home service, which cares for people at home.

If you would like to donate to Alan’s fundraiser, here is his JustGiving link: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/alan-done41.