A FUNDRAISER is hoping to conquer an ambitious challenge in memory of her nanna.

Alex McLellan is climbing Mount Snowdon, the highest mountain in England and Wales on Sunday, May 19, to support St Luke's.

"The hospice helped my nanna Jean McLellan," said Alex, from Winsford. "I want to thank all the staff and volunteers for looking after my nanna."

The former Hartford High School pupil works at the TSB in Winsford which has partnered with St Luke's this year.

"The branch is hoping to raise £300," said Alex, who is training to reach the summit of the 3,560 ft peak.

"I'm doing lots of walking," said Alex, who studied at Mid Cheshire College. "I'm feeling nervous. I just want to reach the top."

Alex, who hopes to develop her career in banking, loves baking.

Since 1988, St Luke’s has been providing palliative care to local people, supporting them in ways which go beyond the scope and funding of the NHS.

Last year the hospice helped more than 1,000 people with a huge range of support from end of life care to supporting carers, and from helping children cope with grief to helping patients return to work after an illness.

The charity provides all their care for free and relies on the generosity and commitment of supporters to raise more than 80 per cent of their costs.

To donate visit justgiving.com/fundraising/alexsnowdon.