A MUM who was inspired Skye Hall's message to "make the most of what you've got" has climbed the highest mountain in Africa to raise cash for the his charity.

Sarah Carter went from the comfort of her Abingdon home and climbed 19,341 feet above sea level to get to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania.

The mother-of-two didn't get the chance to meet Skye before his death in 2014 but said she was motivated to raise money for Blue Skye Thinking, which funds research into finding treatments and cures for children with brain tumours.

The 40-year-old said she got to know Skye, who passed away aged five from the side effects of his treatment for a Medulloblastoma; an aggressive and cancerous brain tumour, through his video messages.

The HR manager at Abingdon School added: "I will remember Skye for his bravery, his optimism, his desire to help others and his humour.

"In one final message Skye said 'make the most of what you’ve got'. This really resonated with me and his bravery inspired me to do just that.

"Through my relationship with Blue Skye Thinking I have learned that brain tumours are the biggest cancer killer of children and adults under 40 which is shocking so I want to do something to support them in their work into vital research and treatment.

"This was a really special trip and I know and appreciate just how fortunate I am to have had this experience.

"During quiet times, I took the opportunity to reflect and to remember Skye and the many other brave children like him affected by brain tumours and just how lucky I am".

Sally and Andrew Hall set up the charity in memory of their son and have campaigned and raised money over the past two years.

From her challenge in August Ms Carter raised £1,335 for the charity’s Aim Skye High Appeal, which aims to raise £50,000 towards a three-year post-doctoral research position at the Northern Institute for Cancer Research.

Through the appeal Blue Skye Thinking is encouraging people to each think of a new and very different way to raise money and come up with fundraising ideas that are "crazy, a touch unconventional, and really original and creative".

Mrs Hall, said: "Sarah has done amazingly well with her challenge, especially given that she has a fear of altitude and altitude sickness.

"That's what the appeal is all about, challenging yourself to do something outside of your comfort zone that you might not otherwise do.

"Skye refused to let his cancer curb his energy and imagination and it is this ambition that drives us, and people like Sarah to support us and the groundbreaking research we're helping fund."

To support Sarah, please visit: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Sarah-Carter40