A PEEBLES woman is gearing up for a night-time ascent of one of the UK's highest mountains.

And every step up Mount Snowdon will help raise money for a bowel cancer charity.

Jane Ramsay is taking on the nocturnal challenge in memory of her dad, Jock, who died in 1987 at the age of 68.

She hopes her efforts will also make more people aware of the disease.

The 58-year-old told us: "My dad, Jock, served in the Second World War and worked hard all his life to provide for our family.

"Not long after he retired he was diagnosed with bowel cancer - losing him was and still is hard.

"He saw me getting married, but he’s missed out on meeting his six grandchildren and one great grandchild.

“I’m fundraising for Bowel Cancer UK because I want to do whatever I can to make sure no other family loses a parent.

"I’ll be trekking to the top of Mount Snowden at night, when I reach the summit I’ll watch the sunrise in memory of my dad.”

Recently Jane’s partner’s dad has also been diagnosed with the disease, however due to it being caught early, he is now cancer free.

Bowel cancer is the second biggest cancer killer in the Scotland, with almost 3,700 people being diagnosed with the disease every year.

It is treatable and curable, especially if diagnosed early.

Events Manager for Bowel Cancer UK Leanne Richards, said: "We are very proud to have Jane fundraising for us, it’s an amazing challenge.

"For us, at Bowel Cancer UK, it means we can continue with our vital work of saving lives and improving the quality of life of everyone affected by bowel cancer.”

Jane will climb Mount Snowdown overnight on Saturday, August 3 into the Sunday.

To support Jane visit https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/jane-ramsay8