A woman who suffers with chronic fatigue will take on a walking challenge to fundraise for the hospice that cared for her late friend.

Emma Bate, 20, who has myalagic encephalomyelitis, will walk 13 miles from home to Children’s Hospice South West’s Charlton Farm.

Walking proves a challenge for her due to the condition, and she plans to split the tiring walk into seven separate sections - each taking an estimated hour to finish.

Ms Bate has been training for her challenge by taking short and frequent strolls with her mother.

She uses a rollator, adorned with bunting and a cross-stitched pendant reading ‘Emma’s Walk’ for her walks.

Originally she aimed to raise a few hundred pounds but has already surpassed this, raising £500.

North Somerset Times: Emma Bate, who has chronic fatigue, will walk 13 miles from home to Children’s Hospice South

The inspiration behind Emma’s walk was her schoolfriend Jack Brookes, who was cared for at the same hospice.

He passed away in May 2014 at the age of 11 due to ewing sarcoma.

Ms Bates expressed that she'll be spurred onwards by his memory: "I am sure that he would be there too, cheering me on and telling me to ‘keep going'."

Anyone who wants to support Emma Bates can visit her JustGiving page via /www.justgiving.com/page/emma-bate-sponsoredwalk.