A COUPLE are to take on a gruelling four-month hike along the south coast in memory of their daughter.

Karen Mosley, 52, and husband Craig, 54, will be taking on the mammoth challenge to raise money for charities which deal with conditions the couple have experienced in their lives.

They decided to take on the pain-inducing journey after daughter Elise Amy Mosley died, aged just 19, from myositis. 

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The incurable disease comes with around a five per cent chance of sufferers dying within a year of diagnosis.Gazette: Couple - Karen and Craig MosleyCouple - Karen and Craig Mosley (Image: Craig Mosley)

They will raise money for Multiple Sclerosis UK after Craig was diagnosed with the condition a few years ago.

Multiple sclerosis can affect the brain and spinal cord, causing a wide range of potential symptoms, including problems with vision, arm or leg movement, sensation or balance.Gazette: Journey - the couple will travel from Margate to Land's EndJourney - the couple will travel from Margate to Land's End (Image: Craig Mosley)

He said: "My wife and I will be taking four months out of our day-to-day life and work to undertake a hike for charity. 

"A few years ago, I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis so I’m not expecting this to be an easy task.

"I suppose this is my way of saying **** you multiple sclerosis!"

The hike will start at Margate on May 1 and follow the coastline and finish at Land's End - a total of 647 miles.

Craig said: "It would be great if some of you wish to meet up with us along our journey to offer support, but we have also set up a donation page where you can support us by treating us to a coffee.

"My daughter passed away aged 19 years because of myositis, another horrid condition, so, we plan to undertake the task in her memory."

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Online fundraisers have already raised more than £170 for Multiple Sclerosis UK and Myositis UK.

You can follow their progress on Facebook, Instagram and Youtube.

To support their cause and donate visit their multiple Sclerosis and myositis fundraisers as well as their GoFundMe page.