MEMBERS of Brampton and Longtown Rotary Club are set to take on a 24-hour relay in support of a local charity.

Five members of the Rotary Club will be walking and running around Talkin Tarn for 24 hours between Sunday, May 5, and Monday, May 6 in aid of Jigsaw, Cumbria's Children's Hospice. 

The team taking on the challenge will consist of two runners who will attempt to cover the equivalent of half marathons between them and two walkers who aim to walk continuously for 12 hours.

As part of the challenge, the Rotary Club members are hoping to raise £2,000 for the local charity and walk at least 130 miles across the duration of the challenge.

Ian Forth is one of the walkers who will be taking on the relay and expressed his desire to raise money for the Children's Hospice.

He said: "Having recently visited Jigsaw and seen first-hand the dedication, passion, and love that the staff have for the care they provide, my visit served to intensify my commitment to our ‘Footsore4Jigsaw’ fundraiser."