A CHARITY ambassador who was diagnosed with a brain tumour celebrated climbing Mount Snowdon at the West Oxfordshire pub that has supported her all the way.

Jessica Buck, from Carterton, climbed the Welsh mountain in June for the Pituitary Foundation, which supports people with disorders of the pituitary gland, located at the base of the brain.

The 25-year-old and her family and friends raised £2,500 and they toasted the achievement with Pituitary Foundation fundraising manager Jay Sheppard at the Masons Arms in Brize Norton on Sunday.

The pub’s landlord is family friend Steve Weeks, who contributed £60 with a donation box and stuck posters on the walls in aid of the foundation.

Miss Buck became an ambassador for the foundation after she was diagnosed with micro-prolactinoma, a tumour on the pituitary gland, aged 18.

Since then, she has carried out a range of fundraising initiatives and joined 55 people in scaling the highest mountain in England and Wales.

Miss Buck suffers headaches as part of her condition and revealed these were one of the toughest challenges of the climb.

She said: “At one time I wanted to cry because I had such a bad headache but it was an amazing sense of achievement.”