A COUPLE has smashed their fundraising target for a Lakes care home.

Super-runners Nick and Diane Armstrong presented Holehird Care Home with a cheque for £4,108 after running their 100th marathon in Bentham.

The official presentation took place last Friday at the Leonard Cheshire care home in Windemere where Nick’s mother, Valerie Harrold, had resided for four years following a life-changing head injury.

Mrs Armstrong said: "The day was perfect from start to finish and we even had participants asking us if we would organise the race again next year."

The pair also raised funds through a series of activities.