A CARE home in East Dorset held a special dog show to support a Paralympic cyclist with incurable cancer who has launched a £20,000 fundraising campaign.

The grandparents of GB Paracyclist Liz Clarke-Saul were residents of Colten Care’s Brook View home in West Moors in 2010.

Liz and her parents Jeremy and Lesley were regular visitors to the home until Gordon passed away in July 2011 followed by Noreen in February 2017.

Liz was diagnosed with the rare bone cancer adamantinoma in 2001 at the age of 12. At the age of 14, following multiple surgeries, she had her leg amputated due to the disease.

She went on to become a member of the GB Para-cycling team and had the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics in her sights.

But in 2018 she received the news that her cancer had returned and is now incurable.

Since then, Liz has gone on to get married and has launched a fundraising drive for the Bone Cancer Research Trust.

She is already well on the way to achieving her fundraising target of £20,000 to fund the UK's first ever dedicated research into adamantinoma.

Home manager Tracey Aldin said: “When Liz’s parents contacted us and told us about her fundraising we knew we wanted to help in some way and of course we wanted the residents involved.

“There are so many dog lovers here at Brook View we decided to invite the community in and have a show.”

The event raised £500 towards Liz's campaign.

Liz Clarke-Saul said: “I was delighted that Colten Care hosted a Fun Dog Show at Brook View in support of my fundraising efforts with the Bone Cancer Research Trust.

“Seeing everyone enjoying the event brought back very happy memories of being out in the garden with my grandparents.”