A TEENAGER skated a demanding ten miles to raise money for charity.

Fourteen-year-old Darcey Allen completed her skate-a-thon along Weymouth seafront at Preston to raise money for the Teenage Cancer Trust.

It took her roughly two hours to skate from the Oasis Café to the Sea Life Centre and back five times.

Darcey raised a grand total of £504 through this feat, although she says her feet were sore by the end of it.

Her fundraising page is still open if people would still like to donate to the cause.

The skate-a-thon is a nationwide fundraiser for the Teenage Cancer Trust, a charity that cares and supports 13-24 year olds with cancer. The skate-a-thon ran from July 18 to 24 and encouraged people to skate as much as they can within their own goals.

Darcey, of Winterborne Herringston near Dorchester, is in year nine at Thomas Hardye School.

The weather on the day was dry and cool, and Darcey was able to recruit a friend to do the skate with her for moral support.

Darcey said: "I have blisters on my feet now and my skates are falling apart, but I am very happy to have raised this much money for such a good cause, and we hope it goes a long way.

"People have been very supportive, the comments on the Facebook page have been really encouraging and helped cheer me on.

"The Weymouth seafront was very nice to skate, it has nice scenery with countryside on one side and the seafront on the other, plus it's very flat.

"If the Teenage Cancer Trust do the skate-a-thon again next year I will definitely take part. I might try and do 15 miles next time, or perhaps do it backwards."

Darcey's mother Jude Allen said: "I am really proud of what she has achieved, it is such a good worthwhile cause. Hopefully it will encourage her to do more fundraising in the future."

To donate to Darcey's fundraiser go to https://m.facebook.com/donate/514438250369724/?fundraiser_source=feed