A FATHER and son from Oswestry have raised thousands of pounds in memory of a wife and mother who died from bone cancer.

Doug and Ben Ellis have raised just under £12,000 for the Bone Cancer Research Centre at the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt (RJAH) Orthopaedic Hospital, since losing Christine Ellis on New Years Eve in 2013.

The pair, who are from St Martins but now live in Oswestry, have fundraised tirelessly in a number of ways including Ben running the Great Manchester Run 10 times for the RJAH and other charities and Doug doing two charity horse and cart rides with his Gypsy Cob, Cobby Lad – even living from the traditional Gypsy Caravan during the 12-day ride which took place in 2015.

Ben's auntie and Christine's sister Sharon Williams is in awe of the duo's fundraising and determination since losing her sister, who was known by most people as Crump.

She said: "They deserve a bit of recognition – it's not just a bit of money, we're talking thousands."

Ben hopes to continue his fundraising and has signed up to next year's Manchester Half Marathon.