A GYM in Bridgwater will  host a charity run to raise funds in memory of locals Bethany Branson and Zach Peek this weekend.

Bethany Branson, 19, died in November 2022 when she was a passenger in a car that was involved in a collision with a Ford Transit van in Bridgwater.

The van had been driven at high speed through a red light on the A38 Taunton Road before it collided with two cars that had the right-of-way at a junction.

After her passing, Bethany's family were encouraged to join a gym for the benefit of their mental and physical health.

Her mum, Amy, explained how the team at Watergate Studios welcomed her and her husband, Ben, with open arms.

"Greg Blenkinsop and his team welcomed us in and quickly made us feel a part of the Watergate family," she said.

"Our gym sessions are the one time in the day where we really do forget how heart-breaking our lives now are."

This weekend (Saturday and Sunday February 24 and 25), Watergate Studios will run one mile every hour to raise money for Zach Peek’s charity fund and, St Giles Animal Welfare in memory of Bethany.

Zach passed away at just 12 years old in 2022.

Donations to the fundraiser can be made through the official JustGiving page.

On Facebook, Greg Blenkinsop of Watergate Studios, said: "I am really proud to announce our upcoming charity event

"As a team of coaches (I think it was Carli who planted the seed) we have decided to take on a 24hour, 'run a mile on the hour' plus a little extra to make it a marathon event.

"One mile, every hour, for 24 hours with the final run being 3.2 miles to take us to 26.2 in total.

"We are raising money in memory of two very special people, and two very special families who are part of the Watergate community.

"All money raised will be split between Zach Peek’s charity fund and, St Giles Animal Welfare in memory of Bethany Branson.

"We wanted to chose an event that will be physically and mentally gruelling enough to hopefully allow us to raise as much money as possible.

"Anyone who would like to join us for the whole event or for any of the mile runs are more than welcome - the more the merrier."