A FORMER Port Glasgow High pupil is taking on a charity challenge inspired by a relative who fought meningitis.

Caroline Roberts is part of a team of 52 set to take on the Edinburgh Kiltwalk and is aiming to raise awareness of the Meningitis Now organisation.

Caroline, who lives with her fiancé Neil Yelland and son Hayden, two, was asked to take part by Meningitis Now ambassadors Alison Yelland and Margaret McLaren.

Her future sister in law, Fiona Yelland, caught bacterial meningitis in 2011.

She made a full recovery due to her symptoms being recognised early and now the group are hoping that by raising awareness more people will be able to spot the signs and symptoms.

The 25-year-old has been out training in preparation for the 24-mile walk and Hayden will complete a five-mile Wee Wander.

Caroline said: “I've been out walks with my son Hayden in the buggy and joined in group practice walks too.

“We currently have a team of 55 people of all abilities and this number keeps rising.

"Being part of a large team will be a great help to keep us going, we will all motivate and support each other.

"It should also be good fun with good company too.”

The walk will take place in Edinburgh on September 16 and with a few weeks still to go Caroline is confident that they will be ready.

She added: “I have never done a charity event to this scale, I have completed some 5k Pretty Muddy runs previously, but this is a whole new level.

“I feel with 8 weeks to go if I can fit in another few long practice walks I will be ready for the big day.”

Caroline has set up an Everyday Hero page to try and raise as much money as she can.

To support Caroline and Hayden visit https://edinburghkiltwalk2018.everydayhero.com/uk/carolinehayden