A LOCAL woman is taking on a sponsored walk for people who suffer with endometriosis.

Lyndsay McDermott, 36, from Monk Bretton, will be taking part in a ten-mile walk tomorrow to raise funds for Endometriosis UK.

The charity is focused on breaking down barriers to access diagnoses, treatment and support for those suffering with the condition, which causes tissue similar to the lining of the uterus to grow elsewhere in the body.

Each month these cells react in the same way to those in the womb – building up before breaking down and bleeding – however unlike the cells in the womb that leave the body as a period this blood has no way to escape. This causes chronic pain, fatigue, depression and causes complications with conceiving.

Lyndsay said: “I have managed to talk some of my family and friends into joining me on the day. This is a condition that massively impacts me on a daily basis. I had to go through IVF to have my beautiful boy, Austin, and I was lucky this worked for me as some people are not so lucky.

“It causes me endless amounts of pain and it has put me through numerous operations, the next one being a full hysterectomy. We want to raise money to make a difference to all the women who suffer from this condition and raise awareness. I appreciate times are very difficult now, but if you can donate anything we would really appreciate it.”