LEADING up to her 30th birthday a former Queen Elizabeth pupil, at Kirkby Lonsdale, is determined to complete 30 challenges for charity this year.

Charlotte Flynn, of Burton-in-Lonsdale, has set herself a large number of tasks to raise funds for her chosen charity, Lancashire Mind.

The challenges vary from paddle boarding the length of Windermere, climbing 30 Wainwrights, donating her hair to charity and learning how to knit and donate knitted items to worthwhile organisations.

Charlotte, who studied at Nottingham university, said she believed she always had a sense of adventure from her childhood growing up in the Lakes.

In 2009, she managed to raised a whopping £2,200 for charity by climbing to the top of Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain.

Despite suffering a severe head injury in 2012, Charlotte is back on track and determined to give back to others.

She said she hoped that the challenges she had set herself would benefit a number of charities as well as bringing a “spark of happiness” to other people.

Her first challenge will start on November 2.

Taking place at Burton-in-Lonsdale sports pavilion, Charlotte has organised a Danceathon, which is due to last for 10 hours.

Starting from midday Charlotte will be dancing the day away and is hoping others will join her to try to raise as much funds as possible for the Mind charity.

After this challenge she is hoping to cycle the coast to coast route, take part in a litter picking event and complete the Yorkshire Three Peaks challenge.

She is also appealing to local businesses and organisations which may have ideas on how Charlotte can support their charitable causes.

To get in touch call 07926548390 and to sponsor Charlotte please visit justgiving.com/fundraising/charlotteflynn30