A mammoth trek from John O’Groats to Land’s End in February will raise money for Eden Valley Hospice.

Jess Maxwell, 21, will make the 1,000-mile trek more manageable by walking an average of 20 miles each day.

The nursing student is aiming to raise £3,000 for the Carlisle-based charity.

Jess, a student at the University of Cumbria, explained, “I am sure everyone reading this has had direct contact with or knows of someone who has been cared for by Eden Valley Hospice.

“I am a student nurse who has been lucky enough to complete some of my training in the hospice.”

The entire walk will take 54 days and Jess is urging people along the route to help her out by providing a hot meal or a warm bed.

Jess’s walk will bring her through towns and villages across the country including Carlisle, Shap, Ecclefechan, and Carnforth.

She said: “If anyone can provide me with a free hot meal and somewhere to stay on route that would be amazing.

“Also, if anyone knows of physiotherapists who would be able to provide some free sports massage on route that would be appreciated.

“Any walking equipment that could be donated would help to keep me safe and warm throughout my walk. If anyone has any training advice for walking please get in touch.”

The money that she raises by walking from one end of the country to the other will be used by the hospice to provide care, support, and activities for those in need.

Donations can be made on Just Giving.