A WOMAN who is battling cancer is taking on a charity walk in memory of her mother, who also had the illness.

Sally Lentz, who works at Clive's of Cropthorne, is taking part in the 21st Malvern Hillwalk on October 5 to raise money for Cancer Research.

Mrs Lentz will be joined by Maria Taylor, James Taylor, Nathalie Aylward and her daughter Chloe Cambridge to take on a nine-mile walk across the Malvern Hills.

The walk is a challenge for anyone, but Mrs Lentz has to manage an incurable blood cancer.

Her condition means she has too many platelets in her blood, which can be fatal if not dealt with properly.

She said: "I'm at stage one which is manageable on a day to day basis. It is a rare cancer where only one in 150,000 people are diagnosed with it each year.

"There will be five of us in our little group and I am going to push myself because, if you don't push yourself you won't get there.

"When we get to the end we can look back at what we have achieved it is really special, you can turn around and see what you have done and the support of your friends really helps.

"I'll keep going as long as my body lets me."

Mrs Lentz thanked the various groups and individuals who have supported her fundraising efforts.

Her sponsors include: Clive’s Of Cropthorne, Clive's Fruit Farm, Upton upon Severn Wines Ltd, Pershore Brewery, Ferry Fast Ltd and Cotteswold Dairy.

The Malvern Hillwalk, organised by the Malvern fundraising group of Cancer Research UK, has raised more than £20,000 in the 20 years it has been running. To donate to the Malvern Hillwalk, go to https://fundraise.cancerresearchuk.org/unite/21st-malvern-hill-walk-2019