A HOLYWELL man will take on a massive physical test this Christmas in aid of a well-known cancer charity.

Daniel Thomas will take on seven half marathon challenges every day from December 20 to December 27 – even on Christmas Day – after being inspired by the women in his life affected by cervical cancer.

He said: “Two people that I know have recently undergone major operations to prevent cervical cancer. It really got to me as I cannot imagine what that must feel like and the fear of leaving my kids behind.

“I knew that I wanted to do something and, because running has helped me massively, I wanted to incorporate that into my fundraising.”

Clocking up more than 90 miles throughout the week-long trial, the 34-year-old will be running about the town and encouraged people who want to want to get involved to meet him at the Tesco Superstore on Strand Walk – where he will be setting off from at around 10am on Christmas Day.

The self-employed personal trainer added: “People are more than welcome to come along and join me on the days that I run. People can run at a leisurely pace and don’t have to do the full distance, even just coming to show support would be much appreciated as I know this is a busy time of year for a lot of people.”

The fundraising will all be in aid of Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust, one of the UK’s leading cervical cancer charities supporting women and their families through (and after) the devastating journey that comes with fighting the disease.

Daniel said that he also hopes his physical efforts will encourage people he knows to see fundraising as something they can do – no matter how big or small the challenge.

The local dad is no stranger to charity, having previously run for 24 hours straight on a treadmill at Holywell Leisure Centre and raised thousands of pounds towards a memorial of three-year-old Josh McHugh – a Holywell toddler who sadly died.

He also took part in Go Sober for October – a national campaign where participants raise money by going without alcohol – and has since extended the standard month-long period to a year-long challenge to tie in with further fundraisers in 2020.

To donate to Daniel’s cause, go to www.gofundme.com/f/half-marathon-everyday-for-7-days.