A MOLD man is cycling over 1,000 miles across Vietnam to raise money to help prolong the life of a terminally ill friend.

Jamie Williams, 29, is currently cycling the 1691km from Hanoi in the north of the country to Ho Chi Minh City in the south.

The epic journey is being undertaken in aid of his friend Kate McIver, a Mold resident who is undergoing urgent treatment to prolong her life following a terminal cancer diagnoses.

Kate was diagnosed with Stage 3 Breast Cancer in 2016, aged 28 having just married her husband Chris. They already have a three-year-old daughter, Lucia.

Kate endured four operations, six months of intense chemotherapy and radiotherapy and 20 steroids a day.

Her life was turned upside down, but she battled on and received the joyous news that she was in remission.

But two years since her original diagnosis, Kate has been given the devastating news that the cancer has returned, this time in a terminal form.

Kate is beginning urgent NHS treatment to manage the tumours, now in areas of her bones. But there are a number of additional options available to Kate which are advanced treatments and not available on the NHS. All of which will assist bone healing and pain management, as well as supporting the success of Kate’s medical treatment to prolong her life.

Jamie Williams said: "These additional, but extremely crucial treatments are costly and this is where we ask for your help, by way of donation.

"However great or small, it will help us get Kate the extra time she deserves to spend with the people she loves.

"So I have decided to do a sponsored bike ride from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City, which is from the north to the south of Vietnam, with a total of 1691km (1051miles)."

You can donate to Jamie’s appeal at https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/jamie-williamsvietnamrideforkate