A NEWLYWED has climbed eight mountains in eight days in her wedding dress to raise awareness of the disease she suffers with.

Janine Osborne-Bowring, 34, and her husband Matt Osborne-Bowring, 41, who live in Dinas Powys, started climbing the day after their wedding on Sunday, August 6 in their wedding attire to raise funds for Vasculitis UK.

Mrs Osborne-Bowring, who works at JinFit gym in Harriet Street, Cogan, was diagnosed with Vasculitis, a condition affecting blood vessels, in October 2015 after she had started feeling unwell eight weeks previously.

She said she had no clue what was going on and had begun to feel really ill.

As it was eight days between diagnosis and when she got to go home and eight weeks to get a diagnosis, Mrs Osborne-Bowring told her husband they needed to do something which included the number eight.

So they agreed to spend their honeymoon climbing eight Welsh mountains in eight days.

And Mrs Osborne-Bowring has praised the support they have received through donations saying it has been "phenomenal" with £1300 raised in just two weeks.

Mrs Osborne-Bowring: "I never really planned it, I just winged it.

"Then I thought about doing it in my wedding dress which would otherwise just sit under my bed.

"I thought of the amazing photographs we could take that no one else would have and it would give me memories of everything I have done.

The pair climbed the to the summit of Mount Snowdon and Pen y Fan on their journey as well as Fan Brycheinog and Waun Fach in the Black Mountains and Mynydd Sygyn, Grib Ddu and Mynydd Y Dyniewyd in Snowdonia

"Matt doesn't like heights and I am not keen on them either.

"It was really windy and I was scared we might get lost in the mountains."

After completing the eight peaks, she said: "I thought I would be hurting badly but it wasn't too bad."

Mrs Osborne-Bowring, who will have the condition for life, is currently in medical remission and is due to undergo another course of chemotherapy treatment at the end of August.

"It is not a well known disease. The charity is run by people with the disease who work closely with doctors on research," she said.

"Without the love help and support from the Vasculitis team I wouldn't be here today."

To donate visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/vasculitiswegeners.