A BREAST cancer survivor from Lapal has raised almost £15k as a thank you for the care she received.

Former Howley Grange teacher Liz Lowe, of Raddens Road, was diagnosed with breast cancer last year and after undergoing successful treatment she wanted to give something back.

Together with a team of 19 people called 'Liz's Night Walkers' including her husband Gary, daughter Anna, 23, son Matt, 25, and fellow breast cancer survivor Liz Cottle, from Clent, she completed the Moon Walk, a 26-mile fundraising walk through London at night.

The team has already raised almost £15k - with more cash still coming in at the fundraising site https://moonwalklondon2019.everydayhero.com/uk/liz-8

Liz, aged 54, said: "I asked my wonderful friends and family if they would like to join me and was literally blown away by the support I got.

"We began our training about six months before the walk and thought we were as prepared as we could be.

"We began the walk at 10.45pm.

"It was so much harder than we all expected and I can honestly say that it was the hardest thing physically and mentally that I have ever done.

"But we did it! We finished at around 8.30am and felt so proud of ourselves, although very tired and in a lot of discomfort.

"As a team, we have raised almost £15k - way more than we imagined, and we would like to thank every single person that has supported us."

The walk is organised by the charity Walk the Walk which has raised more than £128 million for breast cancer causes. It also helps fund scalp cooling machines to help patients undergoing chemotherapy keep their hair.

Liz used one of these during her treatment and said she kept all her hair during chemo.

Liz was diagnosed during a routine mammogram last year and was treated with chemotherapy and radiotherapy at Russells Hall Hospital. She took early retirement from her job as teacher at Howley Grange Primary after her diagnosis. She is now clear of the disease - with another check-up due next year.

Liz said all the money raised would go to Walk the Walk. She said: "We would love to increase that amount even more, so please donate a few pounds if you are able.

"All the money raised goes directly to the work of the charity."