A WOMAN who was diagnosed with skin cancer is aiming to walk 100 miles in May to raise awareness of the disease.

Linda Lee, who subsequently received treatment for melanoma, a type of skin cancer, is taking on the challenge for Melanoma Awareness Month.

Linda will be undertaking her challenge, which will also be a fund-raising effort, within current government guidelines on her daily ramble with her dog, Barney, in the countryside surrounding her home in Riding Mill.

"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," said Linda.

Linda is regularly seen out and about on her dog walks with Barney, a six-year-old Golden Doodle, and hopes to average about four miles per day to complete the 100 mile challenge.

She hopes that by reaching the milestone she will be able to raise money for two charities dedicated to the early detection and prevention of skin cancer - Melanoma Focus and Skcin - through her fund-raising page.

Linda added: "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