Coronation Street stars have helped Tom Chittenden crack his London Marathon fundraising target.

But it’s left Tom, an assistant editor for the ITV soap, a little blue.

Tom, of Netherton, runs the London Marathon on Sunday and he’s raised over £2,100 with the help of the Coronation Street cast and crew together with friends and family.

As well as donating to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Tom’s sponsors wanted him to look a bit daft during the 26-mile run.

So Tom agreed to dye his hair blue if he raised over £1,000.

He did – and with help from Red Contemporary Hair Designers in Holmfirth – Tom’s hair looks suitably azure for race on Saturday.

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Tom, 30, said: “We all share the same canteen and when we’re on set sometimes I see the actors.

“One of the cast has said if I complete the marathon they’ll give me a couple of hundred quid.

“They’ve been really supportive.”

While it may not have the glamour of appearing on screen, working in a production studio away from the public gaze has its advantages.

Tom said: “Normally my hair is blond-brown. The blue takes a bit of getting used to.

Blue hair for London marathon runner Tom Chittenden, at Red hair design of Holmfirth

“You go out for a run and you forget you’ve had it done and wonder why people are staring at you.

“But I’ve had a few horn beeps and thumbs ups, I just got a shock this morning when I woke up and looked in the mirror.

“I have to go to work looking like this – but I’ve warned my boss.

“It’s quite handy working in media because it’s casual dress.”

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The Make-A-Wish Foundation grants one-off surprises and treats for children with life-limiting illnesses.

Tom added: “I’m doing it for a fantastic charity in the Make-A-Wish Foundation so please help me with my fundraising as it’s a huge target for me to get to.

“Make-A-Wish grants magical wishes to enrich the lives of children and young people fighting life-threatening conditions so please give all you can and dig that little deeper.”

You can sponsor Tom by visiting: www.justgiving.com/TomChittenden .