Departing Bury AFC chairman Chris Murray has set himself a challenge of moving five kilometres a day for a year during 2021.

Chris, 34, will walk, bike, run or row 5km (3.1 miles) every day this year in a fundraiser for Bury Hospice.

Speaking to this newspaper, he said: "I've been looking at my fitness and health during lockdown and I realised that I wasn't as active before as I should have been.

"I needed some extra motivation, so I chose to raise funds for Bury Hospice as it is also the chosen charity for Bury AFC.

"I thought it would be a nice thing to support a local charity."

Bury Hospice supports local people and their families to achieve the best possible quality of life during palliative and end of life care.

The hospice - which will celebrate its 30th anniversary year - provides inpatient care, an outreach community service and bereavement services.

It costs £2.9 million a year to run the hospice, and the majority of this money comes from fundraising.

The JustGiving fundraiser has so far raised just short of £1200, and Chris will be accepting donations throughout the year.