A Tutbury woman is preparing to scale the three highest mountains in England, Scotland and Wales to raise money for a new unit in memory of her brother.
On Saturday, September 9, Jodie Lear, of Tutbury Road, will be taking on the Three Peaks Challenge, which involves climbing Mount Snowdon, Ben Nevis and Scafell Pike in 24 hours, to help fund a new unit for people aged 18 and older at the Donna Louise Children's Hospice.
The 25-year-old has set herself the challenge of raising £10,000 in a year in memory of her brother Jake, who used the hospice as a child.
So far the challenges and events Jodie has completed to raise money have included a sky dive, a 10k run, "wolf runs" which are 10k obstacle courses, and a wine and cheese evening as well as a cake sale in Burton's Coopers Square shopping centre which raised £666.
Talking of the Three Peaks Challenge, Miss Lear said: "I am slightly scared about the challenge, just because I have been training for it, but I injured my knee in one of the "wolf runs" falling over a wall and it has just made me a bit worried, but I am sure it will be fine.
"I am really looking forward to it as it should be really good. I have not climbed any of them before so it will be very interesting. I am also climbing Ben Nevis at sunrise which will be really nice to see."
Before setting off on her mammoth climb, Miss Lear will first be completing another 10k "wolf run" on September 2.
Jodie has set herself a year full of challenges and events to raise the money in memory of her brother Jake, who was diagnosed with a terminal disease called Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, a muscle wasting illness which mostly affects boys, when he was just seven.
He died on February 21, 2015, at the age of 19, and always said he would build the unit for the hospice if he could as it meant so much to him.
She said: "I would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has supported me so far. I was completely overwhelmed by the amount raised at the cake sale in Coopers Square as I really did not expect to raise that amount of money. We sold out completely and there was lots of people stopping and donating money without buying a cake."
So far Jodie has raised £2,667.50 of her £10,000 target. Anyone who would like to show Miss Lear their support by helping her reach her goal can do so here.