AN Exmoor woman is walking 60 miles with her dog this month to raise funds for cancer research following the death of her husband earlier this year.

Amanda Elliott will also host a coffee morning at her home in Wootton Courtenay on April 28 to raise further money in memory of Keith Elliott, who died in February.

She is supporting Cancer Research’s ‘Stand Up 2 Cancer’ campaign by walking a total of 60 miles in April with her 11-and-a-half-year-old dalmatian Billie Elliott.

And she will support MacMillan Cancer Support with the coffee morning, which will be an invitation only event.

Dalmation Billie Elliott who is helping owner Amanda Elliott to raise funds for cancer charity by walking 60 miles in and around Wootton Courtenay during April
Dalmatian Billie Elliott on one of her walks near Wootton Courtenay. ( )

Amanda is already half-way through the sponsored walk, having covered 30 miles since April 1 on dog walks in and around the village, with friends joining her on occasion to provide company.

She hopes to raise about £1,000 for Cancer Research, which has to date collected nearly £1 million from the nationwide campaign.

Amanda said: “The people of Wootton Courtenay have been amazing, they are very generous, and whenever we do something for the church people turn out, it is the nature of the community.”

Anybody who wants to support Amanda's fund-raising can collect a sponsorship form from the Wootton Courtenay Villagers’ Stores or visit her Facebook page.