A BASINGSTOKE woman is set to take up the challenge of walking 500 miles across three months to raise money to start up a partnership which will provide inspirational events for charities.

Karen Hodgson is aiming to walk 500 miles from May until August in order to raise the funds which will be used to pay for running costs of Inspirational Events Basingstoke.

Inspirational Events Basingstoke is an event management partnership which aims to organise events for charities to raise vital funds.

The 47-year-old said: “I do a lot of walking for charity and came up with the idea of doing so many miles until August. I am asking people to donate £1 per mile.”

If you would like to sponsor Karen, contact her by email on karen.hodgson1967@hotmail.co.uk.