A pair of Workington siblings will lace up to raise money for a vital local charity this weekend.

Bella, eight, and Marty Gambles, three, of High Grove, will complete the Mini Great Manchester Run with their parents on Sunday to raise money for Hospice at Home West Cumbria.

Mum Nicola Cairns has volunteered for the charity as part of her job with business umbrella organisation BECBC, which gives staff time off to work for their chosen charity.

She said: “They want to raise money for charity and they love the sunflower emblem of hospice.

“They do absolutely amazing work and anything that can help a local cause you have to do.

“They can’t wait. Bella is really excited because Marty has watched from the pram the past few years.

“They’ve been running up and down the garden to prepare.”

The youngsters have had T-shirts printed and set up an online fundraising page to help them bring in as much money as possible for the charity.

They have raised £110 so far.

Bella has been doing the 1.5k run since she was three but this is the first year that Marty is also eligible to take part.

Liz Greggains, fundraising assistant for the charity, said: “We are so grateful to Nicola, Bella and Marty for their support and fundraising efforts.

“It’s so refreshing to see young people getting active and choosing to support a local charity.”