A ROMSEY woman is set to trek across Cambodia in a bid to raise money for charity.

Alison Rosen, 62, a sports therapist and well-being coach is not someone who shy’s away from a challenge.

Over the past few years she has raised thousands of pounds for a number of different charities.

In 2016, she raised more than £3000 for three cancer charities after she cycled 400km across Tanzania.

This includes: Breast Cancer Care, Ovarian Cancer Action and Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust.

As part of the fundraising challenge Alison also shaved all of her hair off as she said: “She wanted to feel how it felt for those who had no choice at losing their hair.”

The following year she then cycled 1100miles from Lands End to John O Groats raising approximately £300 for the Alzheimers Society.

Now Ali is set to undertake her next fundraising challenge.

Later on this year she will trek across Cambodia for five days in a bid to raise £500 for EXPAT UK, a leading children’s rights charity, campaigning to prevent child trafficking and transnational child abuse.

Ali is undertaking the challenge as organised by Dream Challenges, a company which helps set up fundraising challenges.

Ali will complete the trek alongside 20 other people who she will meet for the first time when she arrives at the airport.

The challenge is set to take place at the end of October and Alison will trek 86km in total.

She will also stay at a jungle monastery and a Buddhist Temple while she is there.

When asked why she undertakes so many challenges for charity Alison said: “I’m inspired by the work these charities do.

“Each charity resonates with me strongly.”

Alison added that she is “about to start training.”

When asked if this was set to be her biggest challenge yet Alison said: “I’m not sure as I normally always do cycling challenges.

“The climate is going to be extremely gruelling and the terrain will also be difficult.

“But it doesn’t matter as it is all for a good cause.”

Alison added: “I want to raise awareness for the work that this charity does.

“They do a lot of fantastic work and they need money to support what they do.”

When asked about how she was feeling about the trek Alison said “apprehensive.”

She added: “ This will be a physical and mental challenge.

“ I want to try and make a difference - to protect innocent, vulnerable and harmless children any way I can.

“Hopefully my small effort will make some sort of difference in stopping these dreadful atrocities. I think the work that this charity undertakes is extraordinary.

“So this is my little bit of just giving.”