A Bromsgrove grandmother is set to climb Ben Nevis to raise vital funds for a hospital that helped save her grandson's life. 

Sally Beckett will take on the huge challenge alongside her teenage grandchildren, Charlie and Sam Dawes, on July 24 to raise money for Birmingham Children's Hospital (BCH).

The 73-year-old, who is a regular fundraiser and walked the Coast to Coast path for BCH a few years ago, chose to support the hospital after they performed a life-saving operation on Charlie in 2009. 

Charlie, who is now aged 15, was just two weeks old when he had the major surgery due to a heart defect. 

Ms Beckett said: "I've been raising money for Birmingham Children's Hospital for more than 15 years now. The work the staff do is just incredible. 

"Charlie was only 13 days old when he had his operation and he is now fit and healthy. But he is one of the lucky ones and there are still so many children who need life-saving treatment.

"It is very important to support the hospital and to give back to them for everything they have done for us as a family. The hospital is just amazing and we are so grateful."

Ms Beckett said they chose to do a charity climb as her grandchildren love going on walks with her and spending time away from the computer. 

As well as raising money for BCH, the family are also doing the climb in memory of Nickey Cleere who sadly passed away suddenly earlier this year. 

She was a much-loved and hard-working staff member of the fundraising team at BCH and a colleague of Ms Beckett's daughter Claire Dawes. 

Ms Beckett added: "Nickey passed away far too soon and it left my daughter, her other colleagues and family devastated.

"We decided that the climb would also be a memory walk for Nickey.

"We are very grateful for all the donations and support so far and we will continue to raise as much money as possible for such an important cause."

The team has already raised £650 of the £1,000 target with all donations no matter how small being gratefully received. 

To donate to the fundraiser visit www.justgiving.com/page/sallybeckett2