A Jewish News freelance journalist and her sister will take on the Thames Bridges Trek this weekend, to raise money for the Lymphoma Association, in memory of their mum who lost her battle with the illness last year.

The unlikely duo, writer and producer Caron Kemp and professional baker Suzy Pelta, will walk 25km along 16 of London’s bridges on 9 September, after naming themselves Unfit and Unfitter owing to their lifelong strong aversion to exercise.

They are doing so though to raise vital funds for the charity now close to their hearts, following their mum Rhona Kemp’s gruelling five month fight, which took her life aged just 70 in August 2016.

Caron, who now writes about her grief in a bid to dispel some myths and quash the taboos associated with death and bereavement, said: “Mum dealt with her cancer diagnosis head on and remained positive and courageous throughout. We will take her beautiful and inspiring spirit with us as we endeavour to do her proud and get to the finish line in one, breathing piece.

“Her absence often feels almost unbearable, but from our sadness we have to extract something meaningful and positive and this walk is one tangible way in which to do that.

“We appreciate any support you can offer to us and thank you all so much in advance for giving us the continued motivation to do this.”

You can sponsor the Kemp sisters here: justgiving.com/thekempsisters

Karen (left), Suzy (right) with their mother Rhona Kemp below

Karen (left), Suzy (right) with their mother Rhona Kemp below