A Wrexham mum and her teenage son are set to complete a bike challenge this month in aid of a charity close to their hearts.

Sarah Morgan and 16-year-old Ifan are cycling 150 miles throughout June to raise money for the Shooting Star Unit at the Wrexham Maelor Hospital.

They chose the unit following the care Sarah's dad, Barry Smallwood Jones, received there. The son of a former Mayor and Mayoress of Wrexham, Barry was 75 when he passed away peacefully on April 11.

Sarah said: "He was in hospital three weeks before he passed away and they cared for him so well.

"Three weeks after the funeral was a bit of an emotional crash and burn moment, trying to pick myself back up.

"I needed a focus, I wanted to make a difference and I'd never felt that before.

"I spoke to Ifan and said 'we need to do something, for grandad', and he said 'I'll do it mum'.

"So every day we go out, we ride six miles every day, we couldn't do the 150 miles at once!

"I'll clock up miles in the evening, in my lunch hour."

At her dad's memorial, £620 was raised for Shooting Star, rather than receiving flowers, and Sarah set a target of her and Ifan raising another £500.

After their first week the pair had already reached an impressive £640, sometimes being joined by Sarah's 11-year-old son, Osian.

Sarah, 47, head of sales at Elegant Resorts based in Chester, says people's generosity will enable the unit to purchase items which the professional staff need.

This will allow the staff to continue to look after patients with the finest specialist cancer treatment possible in a caring, well equipped and comfortable environment.

Sarah added: "We'll keep going, and do what we can do.

"Everyone's life has been touched by cancer. With Father's Day coming up, I just think if I can do this, and maybe help save another dad."

And her dad is a part of each ride out. Sarah said: "I've a picture of my dad in my bum bag, so he comes with on every bike ride."

The duo are recording their journey on social media and using the Strava app to track their miles.

• If you would like to help Sarah and Ifan in their efforts for the Shooting Star Unit, you can visit their JustGiving page - www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/sarahifanmorgan