A fitness instructor has raised more than £1,000 to support a peace hospice during the coronavirus pandemic.

Charlie Carter, who runs exercise classes in Abbots Langley, has been raising money for Peace Hospice Care in Watford by running fitness classes online during the Covid-19 crisis.

Mrs Carter moved her classes online when the UK entered lockdown at the end of March, streaming them live on Facebook for free.

People taking part in the session were encouraged to donate to Mrs Carter’s fundraising page for Peace Hospice Care in a bid to support its income during the pandemic.

She has so far raised £1,500, which has been donated to the hospice.

David Cunnington, a Peace Hospice Care trustee and member of the exercise group, said: “Charlie has been doing an amazing job offering live classes during lockdown.

“The group wanted to thank Charlie for kindly giving up her time to provide the classes, and we decided to ask for voluntary donations to Peace Hospice Care as a way of showing our thanks.”

Declan Carroll, CEO of Peace Hospice Care, added: “As a charity, we have been hit by the pandemic – having to close our shops and postpone fundraising events. We are now relying more than ever on our local community for their own fundraising initiatives and using technology and social media to get people involved.

“We’re so grateful to Charlie for sharing her talent and raising vital funds for us at the same time, it really reflects how the local community is coming together at this time.”

You can find Mrs Carter’s fundraising page by clicking here

To find out more about the hospice you can click here