A PARAMEDIC from Kidderminster is scaling Mount Snowdon seven times in seven days to support a friend who was diagnosed with an incurable cancer.

Amanda Hill aims to raise £1,500 to fund Neuroendocrine Tumours (NET) research at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, in Birmingham, after her friend Dave Fidoe was diagnosed with the rare tumour.

Mrs Hill, 47, who is based at West Midlands Ambulance Service's Hollymoor hub in Rubery, will walk the Llanberis route of Snowdon for seven consecutive days from Friday, July 7, to Thursday, July 13.

She said: “About three years ago my neighbour and friend was diagnosed with NET. After the initial shock and all the treatments, scans and tests, fundraising began in the family.

“I want to help the cause and decided to climb Snowdon seven times in seven days to help raise money for NET research in the hope that, one day, a cure will be found for this type of cancer.

“I am doing this for Dave, his family and other patients who suffer from this cancer.”

She will be joined on the route by colleagues including Kay Alexander, from Birmingham, who aims to raise the same amount for Birmingham Children’s Hospital, who provided life-saving treatment to her son Alex after he was born with a critical heart condition.

She said: “If it wasn't for the brilliant teams at the hospital he wouldn't be here now.

“I owe them his life, so for that I'm doing these fundraising walks and supporting my friend Amanda. We’re looking forward to the challenge ahead and know that we’ll motivate each other to get to the finish line. Thanks to everyone for their donations so far.”

To donate, visit Amanda’s link at justgiving.com/sevensummitsonsnowdon or Kay’s at justgiving.com/summittodoforfriends.

Alternatively, you can donate to NET by texting JLUA57 to 70070 or Birmingham Children’s Hospital by texting KAYA47 to 70070 with the amount you wish to donate.