A doting husband will hold a second vintage road run in memory of his late wife - and this year he aims to take it one step further.

David Hallam organised the first Mavis Jean Memorial Road Run last year to remember his wife who died of heart failure in April 25, aged 72. This year, he will do a sponsored walk across the same route just two days after the road run.

This year's event will see around 20 vintage tractors , steam engines motorcycles and lorries travel through Tutbury, Hatton, Scropton, Sudbury before heading back to Klondyke Mill, in Draycott in the Clay .

David and Mavis Hallam at their son's wedding

Mr Hallam said: "This year I will be doing a sponsored walk as well and people who know me know that's going to be difficult because I had a new knee recently and I'm not 78 years old!"

At last year's event, the run was fronted by the couple's own steam roller which they bought in 1965. It was named Little Stoke, after the place it was found.

Last year, Mr Hallam raised £580 for the Midlands Air Ambulance - a charity which was close to Mrs Hallam's heart.

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Mr Hallam added: "I'm looking forward to it, and I really hope we can raise even more than we did last year. The work that the Air Ambulance does is so important, but people take it for granted."

The road run will take place on Sunday, September 10, the day before Mrs Hallam's birthday, and David will complete his sponsored walk on Tuesday, September 12.

Midlands Air Ambulance responds to 2,000 cases every year, and needs to raise £7 million annually to keep its three helicopters in the air.

Air ambulance crews try to get patients to hospital within the 'golden hour', as their chances of survival drastically increase if treated in the first 30 minutes after the initial injury. For people in rural areas, the air ambulance could mean the difference between life and death.

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