Melanie Lambert pictured with her daughter Kaitlyn Lambert
Melanie Lambert gets ready to push herself to the limit after signing up for Sue Ryder’s Endurance Island challenge, taking part in memory of her stepmother, Tracey, who passed away in April 2016.
Talking about the upcoming event, Melanie said: “I am really excited to be taking part in this challenge but nervous as well. It’s really important for me to support St John’s Hospice, not only because my mum works their but also to help give something back to all the staff that do such an incredible job.
“My stepmum, Tracey, wanted to come to St John’s Hospice for her last few days but her condition deteriorated and she did not make it.
“I want to make my family proud and raise lots of money in aid of my stepmum.”
Melanie will be raising money for St John’s Hospice, you can support her fundraising by donating to her JustGiving page
Have you got what it takes?
The island survival event starts with participants being dropped off onto a pebbled beach, then battling the elements to survive until they are rescued 48 Hours later.
Melanie has started to prepare for the challenge by working with a personal trainer and trying to fit as much training in before the big day. However the toughest challenge has been deciding what five items to take for her 48 hours on the island.
Melanie said: “I am really struggling to decide what I will take as one of my five items, but certainly coffee will be one of them!”
If you would like to sign up for Endurance Island you can register online