An Amman Valley woman who was once the youngest transplant recipient in Wales has gone the extra 50 miles for a lifesaving organisation.

Elinor Power, who lives in Betws, has raised almost £1,250 for Kidney Wales by joining in with their Walk around Wales campaign to mark their 50th anniversary.

Along with her husband Justin and Border collie Cari, Elinor has taken part in walks across Wales over four consecutive weekends and last weekend brought the total to 50 miles.

When she was just three years old, Elinor had to have a kidney transplant and received the organ off her mum.

The 37-year-old said: “I have taken part in several fundraising activities for many years and when I spotted the poster in the renal unit at Morriston Hospital about the 50th anniversary, I knew that I wanted to do my bit for Kidney Wales.

“The team are walking 23 miles a day for the charity for a month, which is a total of 450 miles, but it has been 34 years since my transplant and I felt well enough to do 50 miles and I have really enjoyed taking part.”

As part of the tour, Elinor has visited Glangwili Hospital and stopped at several units across the country.

The first walk was 23 miles from Llannon to St Clears, the second walk was from Llanrhystud to Aberystwyh, the third trek was Llanarmon-yn-ial to Wrexham and the final walk was 15 miles from Brecon to Methyr.

She said: “The trickiest of the walks was the third one to Wrexham as the roads were busier and there were no pavements.

“Me and my husband have surprised ourselves as we haven’t trained as such just been walking the dog, but I am glad to have raised so much money for an excellent cause.”

For 50 years Kidney Wales has been at the forefront of patient care, wellbeing and research for families living with this chronic illness.

The monies raised have enabled the group to provide lifesaving equipment, fund staff and refurbishments for units and most recently change the law on organ donation in Wales.

"I will continue to raise money for Kidney Wales," added Elinor.