A STOKE Prior woman is tackling a 10-mile walk this weekend to raise funds for a charity that has helped her seriously-ill mother.

Jolene Patrick is also hosting a charity evening for the Pulmonary Fibrosis Trust in a bid to raise awareness of the disease that her mum Pat suffers from.

Worcestershire Royal Hospital worker Jolene, 32, will be joined by family, friends and colleagues for the walk from the hospital to Stoke Prior Sports Club tomorrow (Saturday, October 12).

The walk will then be followed by a charity evening that includes an auction, disco and more.

To help support Jolene’s fundraising challenge, visit her JustGiving page https://www.justgiving.com/teams/walkingforpatg

She has already smashed her £500 target but is keen to raise as much as possible.

Jolene, a ward administrator at Worcestershire Royal, said: “Before mum's illness we didn't know a thing about this awful condition and I think many others still don't.

"As a family we want to raise awareness so that other families know that actually it’s not that rare and there is support available."

Pulmonary fibrosis is a life-limiting lung disease caused by scarring of the lungs.

It causes the lungs to become stiffer and the transfer of oxygen from lungs to the body becomes more difficult, causing breathing problems.

Jolene added: “Mum was diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis in 2015 and has since had many admissions to Worcestershire Royal.

"The staff have been fantastic with mum and our family, offering support and providing such excellent care.”