A KEEN Oswestry-born mountain-climber is taking on a mammoth challenge to summit Morocco’s tallest mountain in aid of a Shropshire hospice.

Harriet Corp spends a lot of time climbing hills in Shropshire, Snowdon and the Lake District, and is now using her passion to raise money for a cause close to her heart.

For the past four years, Harriet’s uncle has been fighting a brain tumour and after some complications in late 2018, was moved to Severn Hospice in Shrewsbury.

Since then, Harriet has received money over the Christmas period from her auntie and uncle and decided to spend it on a trip to Morocco to climb the 4100-metre-high Mount Toubkal to raise money for Severn Hospice.

She said she’s happy to be able to use her passion to fundraise for such a great cause.

She said: “I love going out in the mountains.

“I spend a lot of time going around the hills in Shropshire, up to Snowdon and the Lake District.

“It’s been a passion of mine for years.

“It will be an amazing experience.

“The trip was suggested to me by the company I’m going with but at the time I had started a new job and wasn’t too sure if I’d be able to go.

“Over Christmas my auntie and uncle gave me some money, so I decided to use it to give something back to Severn Hospice.

“They have both been very supportive of me using the money they gave me to do this. I went to tell them both what I was doing, and my auntie said she was very proud and happy, my uncle put his thumbs up and gave me a smile.”

Ahead of the climb later this month, Harriet set a target of £200 to raise for the hospice but has already smashed her target raising £500.

She added “I didn’t think many people would care so much especially with me leaving it quite late to set up the Just Giving page.

“It’s gone way beyond that and now – anything I’m able to raise is very much appreciated and I’m very grateful.

“You hope things like this never affect you, and there are so many people affected by things like this.”

Harriet went on to give credit to the hospice and the work the staff have done to help her family members.

She said: ““The caring at the hospice is phenomenal and the staff are amazing.

“When you hear the word hospice, you immediately think bad, but I remember coming to Severn Hospice for the first time and it was such a friendly place. It was amazing.

“It will be nice to give something back to them.

“We’re a small family, so my auntie and uncle have been a big part of my life.

“Seeing my auntie deal with this has brought us all closer.”

Harriet departs for her climb at the end of the month. Anyone wishing to donate to the cause can do so by visiting https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/harriet-corp1