A FAMILY from Bradford on Avon have so far raised a massive £1,264.61 for Cancer Research UK by completing a 20-20-20 challenge in just 20 days.

The Glossop family, mum Jo and dad James and their three sons Ewan, nine, and twins Angus and Cameron, seven, planned a challenge to run and cycle 20 miles in 20 days and swim 20 lengths.

They completed the challenge to raise funds for the cancer charity in memory of James’ father, Philip Glossop, who lived in Sheffield.

Mr Glossop senior, who was a keen runner, died 20 years ago aged 48, having lived with cancer for several years.

James, from Winsley Road, Bradford on Avon, said: “The boys started on the 20th anniversary of my father’s death on November 29 and finished on December 18.

“They have planned this themselves and have been absolutely awesome. They have not complained at all, even when we were running in the rain, wind and the dark with torches on their heads.”

The children planned to run a mile a day and then went on two 10-mile cycle rides from Bradford on Avon to Broughton Gifford and back. They swam the 20 lengths at the Bath Leisure Centre swimming pool.

Mr Glossop added: “They are all fine. They are all good. They have been ready to go even when we were going out in awful weather.

“They completed the final mile of the 20-mile run with friends and then celebrated,” he said.

James and Jo are both keen runners with Mr Glossop having completed a Trans-Alpine run in the past. Their enthusiasm for keeping fit seems to have rubbed off on all of their children.

The boys’ fundraising target started off at £200 but it soon became apparent they were going to beat it so it was increased to £1,000.

The boys smashed through that barrier with support from their family and friends at Christ Church Primary School in Bradford on Avon. To boost their appeal, go to https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/theglossops