A WOMAN plans to take part in a five-day charity trek in Peru as a tribute to her sister, who died from cancer last month.
Mrs Isabel Valat, of Bankfield Park, Taylor Hill, will be raising money for Cancer Research UK during the 34-mile trek.
She will be following part of the Inca Trail and visiting Machu Picchu, the lost city of the Incas, and climbing altitudes of up to 4,500 metres (13,500ft) when she takes on the challenge in May, next year.
"My sister, Alice Hill, knew about the trek before she died.
"I just want to make her proud and complete the challenge," said Mrs Valat, who is 45.
Alice, who lived in Leeds, was 50 when she died. She had been battling terminal cancer for more than 12 months.
Mrs Valat, a general merchandiser at Sainsbury's supermarket at Shore Head, Huddersfield, has already raised £3,000 towards the £3,500 she needs to take on the challenge.
A fundraising bag-packing day at the supermarket netted £1,197.
Mrs Valat is also taking a giant teddy bear around summer fetes and galas, with people paying £1 to guess its weight to raise more cash. The winner gets to keep the bear. She is being supported by husband Ray and children Joanne, 20, and twins Steven and Kimberley, 16.