A mum will be walking from her family home in Market Drayton to Hope House children's hospice in Oswestry where her son receives care, to help raise vital funds.

Leanne Domagalski went on a mission to get fit throughout lockdown, already running our virtual 10k, but decided she wanted to push herself even further with this 30-mile walk.

“I challenged myself to the 10K and was surprised to complete it, and now I want to do more to raise money for Hope House,” she said.

Leanne’s son Jake, 15, has a muscle wasting condition called Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and has been using the hospice for the last three years.

Jake's time with Hope House

“Jake can still walk a little bit, but is getting weaker now as he is getting older,” said Leanne. “His condition is life-limiting with many not expecting to live past their mid-twenties.

“Hope House has been incredible for us as a family, and Jake absolutely loves going there. Whether it’s painting, playing on the computers or going in the outside areas, he loves it.

“Jake felt at home at Hope House right away. We came for the first weekend as a family and straight away he said ‘I want to go on my own next time’.”

Leanne will be joined by her partner Paul on the walk.

“We just want to help raise money for the hospice during this difficult time for them so they can carry on being there for families like us,” said Leanne.

Leanne and Paul will be doing the walk on Saturday, October 10, and have already raised nearly £500.