A funeral director is walking 200 miles across March to raise money for Cancer Research.

Kelly Smith, from Ashdown Funeral Services in Belvedere, is fundraising in memory of her brother Leo, who passed away due to liver cancer in 2016.

In an attempt to reach 200 miles this month, Kelly has changed her daily routine to reach her personal target.

She decided to double the original amount and take on 20,000 steps, instead of the original 10,000.

Kelly said: “I walk a lot in my day-to-day life so thought 10,000 steps wouldn’t be challenging enough for me.

"I’ve therefore pushed myself to walk roughly 20,000 steps per day to reach 200 miles across March in total and have actually exceeded that number of steps nearly every day so far.”

Kelly has since teamed up with Funeral Partners’ Bexley Hub manager, Tracey Still, who suggested Walk All Over Cancer to Bexley funeral branches.

The two women decided to launch a Cancer Research fundraising team after funeral arrangers across Bexley took interest.

The team have raised a tremendous £575 so far, and are continuing to fundraise.

Lynn Daly, spokeswoman for Cancer Research UK in Kent, said: “It’s brilliant that Kelly has not only taken up the ‘Walk All Over Cancer’ challenge – but doubled it!

“We are thankful to her colleagues for joining in too.

“Every step they take will help us get one step closer to beating all 200 types of cancer, with more effective and kinder treatments.

“Cancer Research UK receives no government funding, so supporters raising money like this is vital to our work."

Donations can be made to Ashdown Funeral Services at https://fundraise.cancerresearchuk.org/team/kellys-team-128 ?