THOUSANDS of pounds have been raised by a dedicated team of fundraisers as part of a charity challenge.

The team of 12, known as Heaven Scent, completed a series of challenges for Relay for Life which finished last weekend.

Members of the team, from Harwich and Colchester, have all lost friends and family to cancer.

Each member took on a different challenge including having their hair shaved off, giving up chocolate and being waxed, all to raise money for Cancer Research.

The finished the effort on Sunday after taking part in the relay for 24 hours taking it in turn to walk around a track and sell items from a stall.