An Oldham school teacher known for his charity work and prolific fundraising has been honoured by the Mayor of Oldham during a special reception.

Steve Hill MBE, who has completed marathons all over the world, recently arrived back in the borough after completing 14 marathons in August - seven in Costa Rica and seven in Tajikistan.

The deputy head at St Joseph's School in Shaw described his journey as "epic", adding: "It's all a part of the adventure - it's living life to the fullest and living your best life in adventures that do take you out of your comfort zone."

Now, Steve has been presented with The Borough's Coat of Arms Shield in recognition of his amazing accomplishments.

On Thursday last week (September 7), Steve was invited to a Mayoral Reception by Mayor of Oldham Cllr Zahid Chauhan at the Mayor’s Parlour to welcome him back from his summer challenge, which Steve described as "a great honour" and "a lovely evening".

Cllr Chauhan said on social media that it was "a great honour" to present Steve with The Borough's Coat of Arms Shield after his "amazing challenge".

On Sunday (September 10), Steve was also invited to Boundary Park, where he presented the match ball before Oldham RLFC's 12-13 defeat to the North Wales Crusaders.

Steve has been back to the day job at St Joseph's School in recent days, but will no doubt be planning his next adventure in the coming months.