A mother of two from Luton is going to trek around Burma in November to raise money for Keech Hospice.
Zoe Mitchell, of Poynters road, is hoping to raise £3000 for the charity that looked after her grandad before he passed away.
She said: “The hospice staff were fantastic for my grandad and my family, we have always supported the charity because they do such amazing things for people.
“What really touched me was that 75% of Keech’s £5 million it needs, comes from sponsorship and people fundraising for them.”
The 31-year-old took part in Race For Life two weeks ago, but admits this task will be a much bigger challenge.
Mrs Mitchell said: “I have always wanted to do something like this, to really push myself, I climbed Snowden with my family to practice and I really enjoyed it.
“I want to raise as much money as I can, I am doing a raffle, people can buy tickets from me for £5, we already have a lot of prizes, donated from local businesses.”
She will be hosting a family fun day at Lewsey Learning centre on Saturday, July 26, and a Charity night on at the Celtic Club on Saturday, September 13, tickets will be £10.
She told the Herald & post: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/zoetrekforlifeburma