Mark and Jude Widdowson pictured on their final run finishing at Sheringham beach.

A father and son have raised just over £3,000 for a King’s Lynn-based charity which supports women and children affected by domestic abuse.

Mark Widdowson and his 17-year-old son Jude smashed their original £2,000 target and raised £3,176.59 for the Pandora Project which covers West Norfolk, Swaffham and North Norfolk.

The duo from Kelling near Holt, completed 50 5K runs in May during lockdown.

Mr Widdowson said Jude, who was 16 at the time, wanted to do something positive during lockdown for a local charity by raising money and awareness.

“All of the runs were local too us, down to Weybourne, Salthouse Heath, Kelling Heath etc. The last run we did ended on Sheringham beach.

“We had a few injuries on the way as well as gales, storms and heatwaves.

“It was fairly relentless and we had to do at least one or two runs a day or we would fall behind our target of 50 in the month,” said Mr Widdowson.

“Hopefully this help to raise the profile of the Pandora Project as well as some much-need funds,” he added.

A spokesman for the charity said: “We are really grateful to Mark and Jude for supporting our charity during this difficult time when lockdown has made things even harder for those living with domestic abuse.

“The money will go towards supporting children and young people living with the effects of domestic abuse.”

Find out more about the work of the Pandora  Project and how you can support the charity online at: