A fitness trainer from Blackheath is embarking on a series of physical fitness challenges to fundraise for Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund.

Heather Lawson, turned 50 in September 2019 and has since started her remarkable ‘50 at 50’ campaign.

In tribute to her father and uncle both affected by Pancreatic Cancer, Heather will embark on 50 high intense challenges.

So far Heather has completed a mighty 18 challenges ranging from ultra walks, half marathons & fire walking.

Heather said: “Sometimes in life, you just get to that ‘why not’ moment.

“For me, that was in the spring of 2019 when my uncle’s 6-month course of chemotherapy for pancreatic cancer failed to halt the disease and was given a terminal diagnosis.

“I had already lost my father to this disease in 2006, so my uncle’s prognosis was doubly devastating.

“I decided I had to do my bit to help fund more research into this cruel disease.

“The scale of what I’d committed to doing hit me rather late in the day when I realised that there are only 52 weeks in the year.”

Heather is to endure a gruelling ski trek over two days on trails in Abisko National Park in Sweden, next month.

She plans to partake the infamous Camino De Santiago treks, taking the 620km route across Portugal to Spain, in August.

In a bid to boost donations, Heather will organise fundraising events with proceedings going onto a Just Giving page.

The page has raised £714 out of the targeted £5,000 at the time of publishing.

If you would like to donate visit at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/heather-lawson-50at50forpcrf