TWO men ran 220 miles of the River Severn over seven days to raise money for a cancer charity.

Matthew Wring, from Clevedon, and his colleague John Matthews, from Portishead, took part in the challenge.

It was all in aid of Hope For Tomorrow, a charity that provides mobile cancer care.

The charity said on their website: "One in two people will develop some form of cancer in their lifetime.

"Treatment often means long and frequent trips to hospital.

"Hope for Tomorrow helps the NHS to bring cancer treatment closer to patients with our mobile cancer care units, making their lives that much easier at a difficult time."

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The duo began their run at the source of the river and concluded their marathon-like endeavour on June 8 at Battery Point, Portishead.

It took place over seven days, similar to running six ultramarathons a day and a half marathon on the final day.

Despite busy work schedules and family lives, Mr Wring and Mr Matthews dedicated months into training for the challenging course filled with muddy and overgrown trails.

A small support team provided support at various points throughout the journey; however, the endeavour's gruelling running aspect was left solely to the two men.

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The charity was selected by a colleague, Claire, with the goal to raise £7,000 in total.

Mr Wring and Mr Matthews hope to contribute to this via their Just Giving page with significant backing from their employer, Southern Communications Group.

By June 5, the count was just over £5,000 and as of June 10, their efforts have raised a total of £5,692.

For more information, or to donate to the fundraiser, visit the Just Giving page via