A FAMILIAR face at a Cirencester bakery is set to burn off the competition in a half marathon challenge in aid of a local children’s charity.

Honorary Hobbs House baker boy Tim Lee is best known for giving service with a smile through his ‘hot hatch’ at the Corn Hall.

But that face is set to get fierce when the 23-year-old takes to the streets of Bath on March 3 with the aim of raising £1,000 by completing a half marathon in 1 hour 45 minutes.

His efforts are all in aid of local children’s cancer charity, the Timmy Mason Trust, which was set up by Kate and Tim Mason in memory of their seven-year-old son Timmy who died of cancer.

Tim, from Minchinhampton, said that ever since he met Kate and Tim last year, he has wanted to support the charity, which helps children with cancer and their families by giving morale boosting gifts and funding towards treatment.

“I thought it was a really good cause, so I asked how I could get one of their red welly collection boxes for my shop and it went from there,” Tim said.

“Lots of people have got behind the charity and know about it now, which is great.”

Follow Tim’s progress on Twitter at @HHB_Cirencester and for more on the Timmy Mason Trust visit timmystrust.org