Prestwick will host a charity 5k walk along the waterfront in aid of The Brain Tumour Charity.

Heather Dearie, who lives with a brain tumour, will lead the event on October 20 in memory of her friend who died of the condition last year.

Heather is a long-time supporter of The Brain Tumour Charity. She said: “I wanted to organise this in honour of my beloved friend Viv McBeth, who did so much for me and for so many others in her many years working for The Brain Tumour Charity as a community fundraiser.”

Heather added: “Viv always wanted to do a Twilight Walk close to home, so I thought this would be a fitting tribute to her and to everyone we have lost to or is living with a brain tumour in the Ayrshire community.”

Heather was diagnosed with an acoustic neuroma in 2010 after 18 months of misdiagnosis. She said: “After two brain surgeries which caused facial paralysis and deafness among many other side effects, and three facial corrective surgeries which have caused nerve pain, I’ve accepted my life will never be, nor will I ever look ‘normal’.

“I want to use my experience to raise awareness of both symptoms and The Brain Tumour Charity’s work, so that others won’t have to go through what I did.”

The Twilight Walk starts at 4pm and will last roughly three hours. It is a family friendly event and people of all ages are welcome.