A WOMAN from Moreton-in-Marsh has completed 25 challenges within a year to raise money charity in memory of her dad.

Kirstie Smith, who grew up in Northleach has been taking on the mammoth task to raise money for Bowel Cancer UK in memory of her dad Malcolm Smith.

Malcolm was just 50-years-old when he died of Bowel Cancer in May 2016.

Throughout the year, Kirstie has taken on challenges such as the Cardiff half marathon, a 25-mile bike ride, climbing Snowdon and giving up alcohol for a year.

Kirstie said: “This year has been such a rollercoaster.

"I have done so many things that I thought I would never do.

"These challenges have tested me physically and mentally and some have also made me face some of my fears.

“I also tried to incorporate a few things my dad would have appreciated too like the five-a-side football match and the taking part in a fishing match challenges.

"I think he would have been amazed to have seen me fishing with his old club!

Kirstie held an end of challenge year party and raffle in Northleach on November 17. Thanks to all the support and donations that she has received throughout the year she has more than doubled her fundraising target.

She has now raised £5,275, more than double Kirstie's original target of £2,500.

“The support I have received has just been so overwhelming.

"I would like to say a big thank you to everyone who has donated and supported me this last year."

You can still donate at bit.ly/2s4qzbr