A WOMAN whose father died from lung cancer will take part in the Wirral Coastal Walk next month to raise cash for research into the disease.

Serena Owen, from West Kirby, will raise money for the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation when she takes part in the 14-mile walk on Sunday, May 19. 

Her father lost his battle with the disease last year. 

She said: "Taking part in the Wirral Coastal Walk and raising funds for Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation is my way of saying thank you to the charity for helping us through my dad's battle with lung cancer."

Organised by The Rotary Club of North Wirral,the walk starts at Seacombe Ferry and ends at Thurston Park Visitor Centre.

Sarah Roberts, community fundraiser for the Roy Castle Foundation said: "Each year a number of people apply to do the walk for our charity.

"It's a fantastic event the whole family can get involved in whilst raise money for the charity.

"Last year Serena raised over £500 which was amazing. We ask walkers to simply raise as much as they can to help us in our fight against lung cancer, every penny counts."

To find out how you can get involved with the Wirral Walk or for more ways to raise money for Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation visit www.roycastle.org/WirralWalk or call Sarah Roberts on 0333 323 7200 ext 9124.