OLYMPIC legend Steve Cram popped into a Worcester hotel last week to help raise more than £100 for a cancer charity.

The 53-year-old – who won silver in the 1,500 metres in the 1984 games in Los Angeles and was the first ever to run the distance in less than three-and-a-half minutes – visited the Worcester Whitehouse Hotel in Foregate Street on Friday, June 27 to give its monthly coffee morning a running start.

The hotel holds a fundraising coffee morning on the last Friday of every month in aid of a range of good causes, with funds raised at this month’s event going to Macmillan Cancer Support.

General manager Rachael Mitchell said: “It was a pleasure to welcome Steve to the Whitehouse last month and fantastic to see him give us a hand at this month’s charity bake sale - his Olympic efforts made the morning a real success.

“I would like to thank all of our residents and guests for their support and generous donations.

“The hotel team outdid themselves, baking some mouth-watering cakes which sold out in no time and helped us raise vital funds for our nominated charity Macmillan.”

Mr Cram, who set up this September’s inaugural Worcester City 10k Run Bike Run event, was one of the world’s top middle distance runners in the 1980s and was popularly known as The Jarrow Arrow after his birthplace in County Durham.