A MUM from Basingstoke will be taking part in a 100km trek across the Pembrokeshire Coast in memory of her "fun-loving and adventurous" mother who died after being diagnosed with breast cancer.

Mother of one Sian Johansson will be taking part in the 100km charity walk for Coppafeel Breast Cancer in June.

The winner of last years I’m a Celebrity, Giovanna Fletcher is heading up the trek.

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Sian will be taking on the challenge alongside all the other successful applicants who each have a story to tell. Some have lost a loved one to cancer, some have had cancer, and some are going through cancer.

Sian lost her mother, Irene, to breast cancer and wants to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms.

She said: “I am doing a 100km walk across five days in Wales. I am looking to promote people to check their breasts and be more aware of the signs.

“The reason I wanted to do this was because last year in February my mum died of secondary breast cancer.”

Irene was diagnosed in 2020 and despite getting the all clear got secondary breast cancer and died just a month later.

She added: “It was really hard but for me now it is just about trying to raise awareness and raise money so the charity can keep doing what they do and I hope that it means that other families don’t have to go through what my family has had to go through.”

Sian has been preparing for the challenge which takes place from June 11 to June 17.

“I have been trying to do as much walking as I can and I have an 18-month-old daughter so trying to walk around that and carry her on my walks, which is very good training,” Sian said.

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She has so far raised almost £3,000 but hopes to raise even more.

She added: “My mum was the life and soul of the party and she was really adventurous and fun-loving. I was very close to her and spoke to her every day and it's nice to try and get something positive out of what happened. It was a really horrible experience so it's nice to draw something positive from it.”

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