A mother battled the torrential wind and rain this weekend to walk the perimeter of the Isle of Wight in memory of her daughter, who died aged three after battling a rare and aggressive cancer.

While most Islanders were sheltering from the summer downpours, Kalie Smith and her sister, Kim Cook, walked 70 miles over three days ­and raised £2,360 for charity.

Kalie's daughter, Summer Tiffin, died in December 2008 after a brave two year battle with a rare form of cancer called Rhabdomyosarcoma.

In her memory, Kalie decided to take on the walk raising money for the Joe Ellis Trust ­— a charity set up in memory of another local child, Joe Ellis, who lost his battle with Non Hodgkins Lymphoma in 2014.

Kalie said: "It was the hardest challenge we have ever experienced and the weather did not help.

"We started at Rew Street in Gurnard and made our way along to Yarmouth which was a lovely walk, however when we hit Freshwater Bay that was when the weather really challenged us.

"The gales and rain across the Military Road made our walk extremely difficult, we fell on numerous occasions!"

The pair set off on Friday (August 9) and walked anti-clockwise round the Island, even climbing rocks at one point with winds reaching up to 70mph.

They reached their destination, Summer's grave in East Cowes, on Sunday.

Kalie continued: "Day three was the biggest challenge, we were so aching, every muscle in our bodies hurt.

"By the time we got to Whippingham I physically could not take another step. My foot was swollen from my fall the previous day and was immensely painful.

"My husband had to bring my son's scooter out for me to do the last leg into East Cowes.

"We placed our flag of Summer next to her grave and couldn't believe what we had achieved. It was such an amazing experience but one of the most hardest challenges of our lives.

"I then headed to A&E as I had torn a ligament in my foot on day one, so will now be spending the next few days resting!"

Kalie thanked The Ocean Deck in Sandown, who provided them with a free meal on their journey, Sunshine Bags, who made them survival bags, and everyone who donated or helped in any way.

You can donate at www.justgiving.com/fundraising/kalie-smith.