A DETERMINED daughter is taking on the Three Peaks Challenge in memory of her beloved mum who passed away from a brain tumour.

Claire Hobson will running in a three-day, 470 mile relay from Fort William in Scotland to Caernarforn in North Wales for the Brain Tumour Research charity.

Her mum Penny Rowland lived in Ascot and was a former dance instructor and 20th Century Fox area rep.

In 2009, Penny was diagnosed with a brain tumour and survived but in 2015, she had to undergo chemotherapy when the brain tumour was found to become cancerous.

Despite treatment, there was nothing more that could be done and Penny passed away in September 2017, just seven months after marrying her second husband, Glenn.

Claire said: “I am nervous and excited - in equal measure - about taking part in this marathon relay challenge.

"I know it’s going to be very tough, not only running up and down Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon, but also completing the miles in between with the added time pressure of trying to beat the world record.

"I am doing this in memory of my mum. What she went through with the brain tumour was horrific."

Less than 20 per cent of brain tumour patients survive beyond five years, in comparison to the average of 50 per cent across all cancers, according to the charity.

Paula Rastrick, community fundraising manager for Brain Tumour Research, said: "We would like to thank Claire for her continued support for Brain Tumour Research and wish her luck for the world record attempt.

"Penny’s story reminds us that brain tumours kill more children and adults under the age of 40 than any other cancer, yet historically just 1 per cent of the national spend on cancer research has been allocated to this devastating disease. "We cannot allow this devastating situation to continue.”