A GLOBETROTTING police officer is pooling her resources with her mother to tackle the tropical heat together in aid of her grandmother.

Veteran fundraisers Torie Rooney and her mother Jane Mann will head to the African island of Madagascar this autumn for two separate ‘tough’ graded challenges to raise funds for Parkinson’s UK.

The pair were inspired to take on the gruelling challenge - which will see Torie cycle 400km and Jane, a nurse at Abergele hospital, hike for six days in the mountains - on behalf of Jane’s mother Sheila, 83.

Torie, 31, said: “We both decided Parkinson’s for my Grandmother, my Mum’s Mother, but it’s a coincidence we’re both doing Madagascar, through different charity challenge companies.

“We see first hand how it affects my grandmother. It’s a cruel disease and I want to do everything I can to raise funds for research into a cure.”

Since 2008, cycling enthusiast Torie has raised more than £7,000 for various charities including Macmillan and St Kentigern’s Hospice with a run in Manchester, a trek in the Indian Himalayas at nother 400 km bike ride in Cuba last year.

As if a 400km cycle wasn’t enough, Torie will a compete in a Tough Mudder challenge with her sister Esther as a warm up on Sunday, September 9 in Cholmondeley, Cheshire before heading out to Madagascar for 11 days on September 27. Mum Jane will land on the island on September 24.

Also no stranger to fundraising, The Journal reported of Jane, 56, hiking seventh wonder of the world Macchu Pichu in 2014 for Marie Curie, where raised £2500 followed by an Amazon hike and kayaking expedition for St Kentigern's last she where she raised another £529.

Torie added: “Madagascar sounds like somewhere different and we both love travelling.

“I have only done one cycling challenge before, Cuba and that was challenging in 35’c heat but this one has a tougher grading so will be my hardest challenge so far.”

Both are self funding their separate trips will also host a 1920s prohibition era and Great Gatsby themed fundraiser at DPL Grill in Abergele on Saturday, August 11 at 7pm featuring music by bands Dinah Grace and Remedy.

Tickets are £15, and donations can also be made to Torie's trip via justgiving.com/fundraising/torierooney1 and to Jane's via justgiving.com/fundraising/janemann2.