A MUM-OF-TWO is taking any spare lockdown moment she can to run at least 100km this month for a very worthy cause.

Cheshire East Council worker Rebekka Wilson, from Winnington, is taking on the big challenge throughout January to raise funds for Lucas' Legacy.

The charity was set up in memory of Lucas Williams, the son of Rebekka's colleague Jo Williams, who was diagnosed with a brain tumour at just six years old and died 11 weeks later.

Rebekka, 33, said: "Lucas had never been poorly before, but he was diagnosed in May 2015 and was rushed from Stafford to Alder Hey Hospital.

"He was in hospital for a number of weeks before he went home, but after battling the illness he died just a few weeks before his seventh birthday.

"Jo's family have already raised £180,000 through the charity for research on brain tumours for children and I wanted to do something to support it."

Rebekka completed the Couch to 5k plan last September and decided January would be the perfect time to keep fit with a new challenge.

She has already completed more than 30km so far, despite having to juggle working from home in lockdown with looking after her two young daughters, four-year-old Nancy and one-year-old Tabatha.

Rebekka added: "My husband John works shifts as a firefighter so I have been getting out when I can at nighttime – and it is absolutely freezing.

"I'm going to carry on until January 31 so if I do more than 100km that will be a bonus. A friend of mine said he would donate some money for every 1km I manage so I will hold him to that.

"I wanted to raise £500 and I have already raised more than £400, so I am hoping to get as much as I can for Lucas."

To donate see Rebekka's campaign on Facebook.