A ‘double keyworker' is going the extra mile to raise cash for the NHS.

Ryan Glover, 30, works at Iggesund as well as being a retained firefighter and crew manager at Workington’s fire station.

Despite working shifts and saving lives when he’s not at work, he still wants to spend the little free time he has to raise money for the NHS.

On May 31, he will be walking from the Workington fire station to the Maryport station, then on to Cockermouth station and back to Workington’s hospital, where he will pay his respects with a two minute silence to those who have lost their lives due to the coronavirus.

Ryan said: “I’m always wanting to strive for better things. It was a while back when I was thinking what I could do for the NHS and I wanted to do something where I could use my fitness but also that was achievable.”

And the 22.7 mile walk wearing his firefighting gear may well turn into more of a challenge.

“If I get to Cockermouth and I’m still doing well, I’ll also go to the Whitehaven fire station, that would be over 30 miles,” he said.

Ryan wants people to look out for him and give him a cheer while he will be out on his walk.

Ryan is married to Bethanie and has a four-year-old daughter, Ava Rose.

He said: “My wife is very proud and without her support I wouldn’t be able to do what I do, working in two roles, especially with a small child.”