A RUNNER has made the use of his lockdown time by running to local attractions in aid of charity.

Joel Brookfield, from Appleton-le-Moors, raised £1,750 for Macmillan Cancer Support, by running from the village to Lastingham, onto Hutton-le-Hole, Kirkbymoorside, St Gregory’s Minster, and finishing back at his home

He said: “I’m very lucky where I live, it’s easy to go on a remote run and not encounter another person. I knew that during lockdown I could safely plan to run to many of the local landmarks near me and generate some donations for Macmillan.

“Although we’re all rightly concerned with the coronavirus crisis, cancer hasn’t gone away and we still need the vital work of this charity to continue.”

Michaela Ryder, Macmillan’s fundraising manager, said: “Joel is an inspiration to us all, he shows us that we can all do something for charity during these difficult times, no matter how big or small. Since the outbreak of the virus, we’ve seen a big increase in the number of people contacting the Macmillan Support Line, with the money that people like Joel raise we can continue to be there for people affected by cancer.”