A WOMAN who was diagnosed with skin cancer is attempting to walk 100 miles this month to raise awareness of the disease.

Linda Lee, who subsequently received treatment for melanoma, a form of skin cancer, is taking part in the '100 miles in May' challenge.

She is keen to support Melanoma Focus and Skcin - two charities dedicated to the early detection and prevention of skin cancer.

She said: "These charities are very close to my heart, and in taking on the 100 miles in May challenge, I hope to raise awareness and much needed funds for these very worthwhile causes."

Despite the current lockdown arrangements, Linda will be undertaking her fund-raising effort within government guidelines on her daily walk with her dog, Barney, in the countryside surrounding her home in Riding Mill.

Linda is regularly seen out and about on her dog walks with Barney, who is a six-year-old Golden Doodle.

She plans to average around four miles per day to complete the challenge and reach 100 miles in total by the end of May.

While Linda is keen to raise awareness of melanoma, she is also supporting the two charities by fund-raising through her online page.

She said: "I realise that money is tight and there are so many worthy causes, particularly during these uncertain times, but if you did feel able to give a little to these much needed charities, I would be most grateful."

Linda's Virgin Money Giving page is at: https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-display/showROFundraiserPage?userUrl=LindaLee11&pageUrl=1