Manchester airport’s furloughed press office manager Seb Thompson has been using his time off work to run 100 miles in 30 days to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society in memory of his grandfather who died at the start of lockdown.

The 36-year-old from Cheshire is now encouraging his supporters to ‘join’ the final mile on Tuesday, June 2, which he will run outside the care home where his grandfather had lived and where his grandmother still lives, and is battling dementia.

Thompson pledged to raise £150, but has now raised £1,000.

He said: “When my grandad sadly passed away and none of us could visit and be there for my grandma, I decided to turn a negative into a positive by using my furloughed time for a good cause.

“At the start of this I could hardly run a bath let alone 100 miles so knew it was going to be a challenge, but was keen to do something to honour my grandad for a charity that is very close to my family.”

You can donate to the cause here.