A ROCKSTAR is helping a determined fundraiser as he takes on a fitness challenge for a children’s hospice charity this weekend.

Sir Rod Stewart and his wife Penny Lancaster are sponsoring Penny’s brother Olly Lancaster as he completes a gruelling endurance test, including 1,000 press ups, a 4,000 metre swim and a 10,000 metre run.

Olly is doing the 60k Ultimate Fitness challenge for Demelza Hospice Care for Children, which provides specialist care and emotional support to more than 750 children, young people and families throughout East Sussex, Kent and South East London.

Sir Rod and his wife are also offering up the grounds and facilities at their home in Essex for Olly to complete his challenge.

Olly said: “Since 2011 a team of Dads, ‘Wags’ and Kids have been raising money for Demelza.

“We call ourselves PHAT Dads Club - Philanthropic, Holistic, Altruistic, Tenacious.

“This year, due to Covid-19 and its restrictions, all the charity events we entered were cancelled so I’ve decided to do my own and hope to complete my challenge in under 8 hours, taking the Phat Dads’ fundraising total to over £100,000.

“Demelza now faces an extraordinary shortfall in fundraising due the current pandemic but their services are still vital. All of the money raised will help children and their families with end of life care and essential support.”