A YOUNG girl from Denbighshire is set to run 100 miles in 31 days to raise money for charity and in memory of her step-sister who died.

12-year-old Tess Lawson from Denbigh has so far raised just under £1000 for Ty Gobaith (Hope House).

The reason she chose to support this particular charity was due to the fact that her step-sister Phoebe Simpson had spent time there before she died on June 25 after complications brought on from the life-limiting condition Epidermolysis Bullosa.

Phoebe, who had been living with the condition which causes blistering of the skin among other symptoms for 19 years, was said to have ‘loved’ spending time at Ty Gobaith.

Her step-sister Tess started her running fundraiser at the beginning of August and has so far raised £990 (at the time of writing).

Tess’ mum Ellen, who has also been running to raise funds, said: “ I asked Tess if she would like to do it and she said yes but would like to do it for a charity on behalf of Phoebe.

“Tess asked phoebes mum (Caroline) and dad (Vincent) what they thought and they chose Ty-Gobaith, as Phoebe loved the time that she spent there.

“She had set herself a target of raising £500, but she is already well over £900 with a lot more running left to do.

"Phoebe was an amazing kid, who although she lived in excruciating pain, she didn’t ever complain and just got on with life. The fundraiser will be nice for the family and hopefully we will continue to raise a decent amount of money."

As well as running to raise funds, they family will be raffling off an afternoon tea for four later this week and Margs Cafe in Denbigh have also donated a Sunday dinner and two puddings for another raffle.

Fundraising will continue for the next few weeks, with further raffle prizes also up for grabs, including a gift voucher for the Pure Beauty salon in Denbigh.

To donate to Tess' fundraiser, visit: www.gofundme.com/f/tess039s-campaign-for-hope-house-trading-limited