Police cadets from Epsom and Ewell defied adverse weather conditions to help fundraise for Royal Marsden cancer charity at the weekend.

The Banham-Marsden March planned for March 10 was cancelled at the last minute due to a yellow weather warning issued by the Met Office.

However, intrepid Surrey Police cadets from Epsom and Ewell decided to brave the strong winds and stage a five-kilometre walk in aid of the cause anyway.

Surrey Police Cadets (VPC) tweeted about their efforts Monday, praising the group's determination.

Surrey Police VPC said: "Easy Sunday? Not for our @EpsomEwellBeat VPC who held their own impromptu 5k charity walk as the @royalmarsden walk they were meant to be taking part in had been cancelled because of the wind! Over £1K raised for this amazing charity.

"Thank you to everyone to everyone who donated for a charity very dear to our hearts in the Surrey VPC."

The Tweet referenced the specific fundraising campaign for Royal Marsden being run by Epsom and Ewell Volunteer Police Cadets (VPC) in the name of Julie Spencer, a Surrey Police youth officer living with an incurable form of cancer.

So far the campaign has raised £1,035 for the charity, smashing its proposed target of £775.

The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity raises money solely to support The Royal Marsden, a world-leading cancer treatment provider which runs specialist cancer treatment centres in London and Surrey.

If you'd like to donate to the fundraising campaign, see their JustGiving page for details: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/julie-spencer35