A WALLASEY women will be heading to the Lake District this weekend to take on the Total Warrior course, raising money for Pancreatic Cancer Action.

Jenny Croft, 23 is determined to raise vital funds for the charity after her grandad was diagnosed with the disease earlier this year.

Pancreatic Cancer is the UK’s fifth biggest cancer killer with a shockingly low survival rate of just 4 per cent. Jenny said: “My grandad was very lucky to be diagnosed in time for surgery but for many patients, this is not an option.

“Pancreatic cancer needs more funding and awareness, and this is why I’m willing to take on this challenge to raise funds.”

The marketing graduate has set herself a tough challenge as the 10k obstacle course has been designed by ex-military personnel.

Jenny added: “It’s the ultimate test between strength, stamina, determination and team work. It also includes 10 tonnes of ice and 100 tonnes of mud.

“I might not be the strongest person however I am very determined to complete this course for a charity that means a lot to me.”

Survival rate is currently at a low due to fact that the disease is often diagnosed too late for surgery, which is currently the only cure.

The charity hopes to raise awareness of pancreatic cancer to the public, the medical community and Government, provide education and training on pancreatic cancer to medical professionals and fund research specifically into improving early diagnosis of pancreatic cancer.

Ali Stunt, founder of Pancreatic Cancer Action and a rare survivor of pancreatic cancer, said: “We are so grateful to Jenny for taking on such a difficult challenge for us.

“Generous fundraisers like Jenny are the reason we are able to carry out our vital work.”

If anyone would like to sponsor Jenny, visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/jennytotalwarrior