A SOMERSET roof runner could be set to plunge into an ice cold bath in an audacious outfit if she meets her fundraising goal.

Sally Parish is planning to run the equivalent of the London Marathon - but with 5,115 feet of steep uphill slope.

Sally is a former secretary for the Moorland Hall and Recreation Ground Board of Trustees, and village hall is in desperate need of a new roof.

So the latest fundraising challenge will see her running from her home in Cutcombe to the peak of Dunkery Hill in Exmoor and back - three times.

She is set to don her running shoes on November 14.

Sally said: "My usual fundraising efforts require no training whatsoever - I just turn up, do as I'm told and fall out of the sky/drop off a bridge/stand on a plane/walk on fire/drive big stuff and then go home.

"This challenge is very different and I don't mind admitting it’s scarier than all the others put together a hundred times.”

Luckily school mate and former Cutcombe resident Louise Harris of Unleash Your Mojo has been on hand with kit and much needed training advice.

Sally’s first fundraising target of £500 was reached earlier this month, so she jokingly suggested that if £800 was raised she would have an alfresco ice bath after the run.

That goal was smashed on Sunday, so she has promised to wear an ‘outfit’ for the outdoor dip if the £1,000 barrier is reached before she sets off in the early hours of Saturday morning.

So far her fundraising sits at £825.

The Moorland Hall re-roofing project is expected to cost more than £33,000.

As almost all hires have been cancelled and usual fundraising activities have been postponed due to the global pandemic, every penny raised counts.

Trustees have still been busy this year under the leadership of chairman Rachael Abraham and retiring treasurer Maria Adams.

Rachael said “We have raised £3,775 by ‘selling’ the roof slates to supporters, and £350 at a Covid-secure breakfast event.

"Assistance has also come from other organisations including Cutcombe Parish Council who have donated £3,000 for which we are very grateful.”

To sponsor Sally, visit justgiving.com/crowdfunding/sally-parish.