A cafe and B&B manager has raised £500 so far, in a challenge he set himself to raise awareness of an employee's son's condition.

Michael Hudson, of Bellingham, set himself a target of running 100 miles in March, to raise awareness of an employee's son Ethan's condition of Nephrotic syndrome, a kidney disorder.

After Michael has completed the 100 miles, all the proceeds raised will go to Nephrotic Syndrome Trust (NeST) which provides knowledge, research, and support for those living with and managing Nephrotic Syndrome.

Speaking about the challenge Michael said: "So far I have raised nearly £500 for NEST.

"I came up with the idea of running 100 miles in March as our team member Louise, at Fountain Cottage, her son suffers from Nephrotic Syndrome.

"I wanted to lose some Christmas weight so thought I'd challenge myself and raise awareness and money for NEST at the same time.

"So far I have done 71 miles and Ethan has joined me for a few miles!"

"However, I've suddenly found out my granddad passed away recently, so I'm supporting my family.

"As this has happened at the end of the month, the days I miss running I will be carrying into April.