Horse and carriage driver completes 24-hour ride through region in aid of cancer survivor

Olivia Loughlan, who is in remission after battling bone cancer. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

A horse and carriage driver has completed a 24-hour drive through Essex, Suffolk and Norfolk to raise money for a teenager who is fighting back from bone cancer.

Olivia Coughlan, 16, had one of her legs and half her pelvis amputated last year.

The carriage driving challenge started in Layer Breton near Colchester yesterday and finished at Fakenham Racecourse in Norfolk this afternoon.

Former Grand National winner Bob Champion, who is a family friend and fellow cancer survivor, was there at the start.

Hannah Pettifer reports.