EMERGENCY service workers are set to take on an almighty walking challenge in honour of the cancer charity who helped their colleague during her final days.

Nine Scottish Ambulance Service (SAS) staff are getting set to take on the West Highland Way to raise money for the Teenage Cancer Trust at the Beatson after the charity supported their friend Meadhbh Cameron earlier this year.

We previously reported that Meadhbh, a paramedic who worked out of the Clydebank Station, was diagnosed with a rare form of lung cancer last September.

After receiving chemotherapy, doctors informed her two days before Christmas she had six to eight weeks to live.

She passed away on March 11, aged 24.

Now, Nicole Green, Martin Nally, Euan Lindsay, David Kelly, Peter Smith, Joanne Verner, Maria Strain, Michelle Durham, and Ashley Campbell from SAS will join Meadhbh's Dad Shamus to take on the 96-mile trek.

Nicole said: "We are raising money for the Teenage Cancer Trust, which provided terrific support to Meadhbh and her family during her time in the Beatson.

“They made it possible for her to get married to her husband, Lee, as well as caring for her throughout her illness.”

In May, the Clydebank Post reported on husband Lee running the Loch Ness Marathon to also raise money for the Beatson, which the family credit with doing so much for Meadhbh throughout her fight.

"We miss her"

Meadhbh began her paramedic training at Glasgow Caledonian University and was placed at Glasgow West station for three years as a student. 

When she qualified, she got a permanent position in Clydebank, which is when her colleagues really got to know her.

Nicole added: “During her time at SAS she had a massive impact on everyone at the station with how bright and positive she was and had a natural ability for caring for patients.

"We all really miss her.”

Shamus - who is flying over from Ireland - and the rest of the SAS team will begin the walk on August 21.