A BRAVE young cancer survivor who was forced to battle the disease alone during lockdown has teamed up with a group of her best pals to give thanks to the medical team which saved her life.

Beth Clyde was just 21-years-old when she was diagnosed with Hogkin’s Lymphoma just days before the UK shutdown in March last year.

One year on and Beth, who completed her honours degree in zoology from Strathclyde University while undergoing treatment, is now in remission.

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However, the now 22-year-old is keen to repay the Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre which held her hand through a gruelling chemotherapy regime at a time when no family or friends were allowed to attend.

Beth has joined forces with nine of her best friends to complete an 800k walk.

She said: "The Beatson just did so much for me and it's nice to give something back.

"I will never be able to repay them, but I can make a start and long may it continue.

"I think this is a good way to show appreciation and give back to them."

Beth and her pals will share the miles equally between, however, coronavirus restrictions mean they will each carry out their part alone.

The girls set an initial target for their challenge, which will kick off on April 1 and carry on throughout the month, of £1,000.

However, the target has already been smashed - days before they even began.

Beth said: "It will be myself and nine pals, but to keep up with social distancing we'll be doing it all separately.

"It's nice because we can actually do something together even though we can't be together.

"I can't believe we reached our target already. It just shows how generous people are - even just now when people are struggling."

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She added: "Everything we get now is just a bonus but, of course, we hope to raise as much as we can."

Just months after her diagnosis, the young woman's family raised around £5,000 for the charity while she was still battling the disease.

Beth, who was featured in Cosmopolitan magazine's People of the Pandemic issue after her story was shared by the Glasgow Times last year, has been described as "inspiration" by the charity.

In a social media post, it said: "Beth couldn’t access any of our services as she was diagnosed in March 2020.

"She and her friends have just set up a new Just Giving page to take on the challenge of walking 800KM between them throughout April which she is excited about.

"Beth is an inspiration to us all with her positivity and bubbly personality. Thank you for your support and for sharing your story with us."

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