A gruelling walk in aid of a children’s cancer charity was a big success, organisers have said.

Katy Parry, aged 29 and from Mold, drove a support vehicle for a group of about 30 walkers who took on a two day ‘Wet Welsh Walk’ from Deeside to Llandudno over the weekend.

Setting off from Deeside Leisure Centre on Saturday, the walkers made their way on foot to Llandudno - a distance of more than 45 miles in total - to raise funds and awareness of the charity The Joshua Tree.

Miss Parry’s son Ewan died in January 2015 aged seven following a battle with a brain tumour and she took part in the event in the hope of making more people aware of The Joshua Tree and the work the charity does in supporting families who have been affected by childhood cancer.

She said: “It went really well. Some people couldn't make it to the end because it was quite gruelling.

"It was a bit more than 45 miles in the end which was a bit more than they expected.

"But we celebrated at the end and it was just pure elation.

"We spoke to a lot of people about the charity and they were all really supportive. It was definitely a success."

She added the group was also joined by the charity's mascot - Joshua Giraffe.

Fran Wilson, community events co-ordinator at The Joshua Tree, said: "We did lose a few people through injury - it was an endurance.

"The second day from Prestatyn to Llandudno was stunning and we couldn't have done it without our support team.

"They rocked up every time we needed them with tea, coffee and food. They were amazing,

"It was a bonkers thing to do but we have raised awareness with people all along the way and I am so glad we did it. I'd do it again in a heartbeat."

For more information about The Joshua Tree, search for the charity on Facebook or visit the website: www.thejoshuatree.org.uk/

To donate to the walk, visit www.justgiving.com and search for ‘TJT #wetwelshwalk’.