A mother of two disabled children from Moor Row in west Cumbria has spent 48 hours kayaking around 13 lakes in the Lake District. Dawn Raynor is hoping to raise thousands of pounds towards building a respite centre for families like hers.
"'I am determined to do this, I have to do this. There needs to be more support for families who have children with disabilities. For us the nearest respite centre is in Workington and it isn't open seven days a week. I will get this centre built. If I can do this challenge when I'm cold, hungry and shattered then that centre will be built. It will be too late to help my family but hopefully it will help others like us.'
Dawn's charity 'Give us a break' needs to raise £1m to get the project going.
More top news
A look ahead at the weekend forecast for the Border region - and things are getting colder!
The anti-racism body's concerned about Hartlepool supporters' plans for a Bob Marley fancy dress theme, against Carlisle United on Saturday.
Police say no prosecution will take place into the death of Joshua Titcombe or any other babies at the maternity unit at Furness General.