A RUNCORN man has vowed to complete 12 hours of continues exercise for the hospice that supported his wife during her final days.

Nick Vaughan and his friends will complete the challenge on static bikes, treadmills, rowing machines and skipping ropes on Saturday at Tesco in Widnes from 9am to 9pm.

The 57-year-old, from Windmill Hill, has been raising vital funds for Halton Haven Hospice since his wife Roslyn passed away in September 2014.

In the four years since, Nick has raised more than £21,000 for the hospice.

Nick is not only fundraising for Halton Haven Hospice but also for his friend Tommy who requires funds in order to travel to America for pioneering Parkinson’s treatment.

Tommy was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2012.

Following the diagnosis, he was told it would rob him of his motor skills and could result in him becoming wheelchair-bound.

Nick said: “The hospice is close to my heart as sadly my wife passed away there.

“She asked me to raise funds and I’m a man of my word.

“This is the sixth time we’ve done a fundraising challenge like this and we would love the help of the Halton public to ensure we raise plenty of money for the hospice and for Tommy too.

“I know Tommy is delighted with the help. I would like to thank Tesco for their support in this and previous fundraising efforts.”

Last year Nick and his friends raised £4,400 from a similar event in October and a further £1,400 from fundraiser in December.

After the success of the October fundraiser, Nick was shortlisted for volunteer of the year at Trinity Mirror‘s 2017 Your Champion awards.

Chris Andrews, community fundraising manager at Halton Haven Hospice, said: “Nick is a pretty special guy.

“He puts so much time and effort into supporting the Hospice and we are blown away by his continued support.

“We are able to do what we do here at the Haven because of people like Nick – without Nick and other people who do so much for us, we wouldn’t have the funds to be able to care for our patients. If you are near Tesco on December 8, do pop in and give Nick and the team a bit of encouragement.”