A FORMER Love Island star has raised almost £2,000 for a children’s hospice by taking on a pier-to-pier challenge.

Amy Hart visited Chestnut Tree House Children’s Hospice in Angmering last summer, two weeks after leaving the TV dating show’s villa.

The 26-year-old from Worthing was inspired to help the hospice after attending a fundraising ball for the charity, where she heard a mother give a moving speech about her son and the support he receives at Chestnut Tree House.

Despite not being keen on running, Amy decided to raise funds for the hospice during the coronavirus crisis by covering the 23-mile round trip between Worthing Pier and Brighton’s Palace Pier with her mother Sue.

The pair completed the challenge in six hours and four minutes by running and walking the distance.

Amy said: “Even when I was younger, when anyone asked what charity I wanted to support, I always said Chestnut Tree House, so I’m really happy that I’m going to get more involved.

“The kids at Chestnut Tree House don’t have a choice to have a day off from having a life-limiting illness.

“It was really hard, but to raise money for such a fantastic cause that’s close to my heart makes every ache, pain and blister worth it.

“Thanks so much to everyone who donated.”

To make a donation, visit justgiving.com/fundraising/amy-hart18.