A WOMAN diagnosed with motor neurone disease returned to Mount Snowdon for a trek that raised thousands for a charity helping people with the condition.

Sue Hardy was joined by family and friends for the challenge, which has so far raised more than £2,000 for the MND Association.

The 66-year-old, from Pensby, said: "I have climbed to the summit of Snowdon 20 times in the past and I was made up to be able to do some of the route, something I thought I might not be able to do again".

After going along the Miners Track to the slate mines Sue, her children, Mel and Elliott, her partner John Scott, sister Gaynor Mellor and family friend Kath Halliwell had a celebratory lunch before making the three mile journey back down.

Sue's participation in the trip was made possible by the use of the 'Tramper', a specially designed all-terrain mobility scooter, loaned by the Snowdonia National Park authority.

Recalling the day, she said "It was glorious weather and our team had lots of fun and laughter. It was lovely to see Snowdon again.

"I couldn't go further because the terrain becomes too difficult with boulders everywhere but we had a great time."

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Sue with the rest of 'Team Hardy' during Snowdonia trek that has raised thousands for MNDA

The Wirral group of the MNDA had set a £1,500 target for their part in Mission 5000 but this was incredibly smashed by Sue in just five days and money is still coming in to both her JustGiving page and the Wirral group page.

Mission 5,000 is a five week project launched by the MND Association getting people together to cover 5000 miles - a mile for every person living with MND in the UK today. It began on September 13 and anyone who wants to help by taking part - walking, running, swimming, cycling, scooting - can sign up via the Association’s website.

Meanwhile Sue's sister Gaynor, who lives in Neston, is making face masks to boost the Wirral group funds and despite initially planning to call it a day after reaching a £600 target she has now raised £1,500 - and still going.

The group’s chairwoman Debbie Williams said: "Both Sue and Gaynor are amazing women who in a short time have done an incredible amount to help those suffering from MND and to aid research into this terrible disease."

Sue worked in Wirral Council's fostering services department until her recent retirement.

No stranger to fundraising, she has enthusiastically thrown herself into fundraising projects since being diagnosed.

Her daring adventures have also raised £30,000 for Claire House.

Anyone wanting to help boost Sue's fundraising can reach her JustGiving page via: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/suehardypage?utm_source=facebook&fbclid=IwAR2CA2l3RwF-s8aTLfyhhu0sANDgWE4y2qnIB6jt_DTHbGWuIG5cNKO-PEU