The Royal Navy and Royal Marines charity have thanked engineer Adam Hogge who completed an ultra marathon to support them.

Adam of Whitehaven, is an engineer on HMS Cattistock and has raised £740 for the Royal Navy and Royal Marine charity.

A representative of the charity said: "The Royal Navy and Royal Marines charity exists to support the whole naval family, whether in need, suffering hardship or in distress.

They said: "We are extremely grateful for Adam's fundraising efforts taking on the Devon Coast to Coast 117-mile ultra-marathon in aid of the RNRMC. Thanks to amazing people like Adam, we are able to continue to award grants to naval and other charities that provide through-life care to serving or injured personnel and their families as well as veterans whose service is behind them."

The charity helps to provide services and events for veterans and the families of active servicemen. It provides financial assistance to the families of fallen soldiers, some veterans suffer from post traumatic stress and others struggle to adjust to normal life after being discharged. The RNRMC charity supports these veterans during their time of need.

Adam’s parents ,Alison and Martin Hogge, attended the Devon Coast to Coast Ultra Marathon in support of their son, keeping his morale up during the night as he completed the mammoth task.

The equivalent of 4-and-a-half marathons, the endurance task totals 117 miles, which Adam completed without stopping in 34 hours, 11 minutes, and was the 26th man to cross the line. Alison said: “It was a very proud moment when Adam got to the finish line in Lynmouth.”

In a Facebook post about his fundraiser, Adam said: “This is a fantastic charity whose mission is to raise funds to provide the support that is needed for currently serving and former members of the Naval service and their families.”