A LOVING son is nearing the end of a gruelling 300-mile trek from his Sanquhar home to John o' Groats following his mum's health scare.

Callum Taylor set off on his journey on Saturday, April 13 in a quest to raise money for Dumfries & Galloway Royal Infirmary's stroke rehab ward which took care of his mum, Jacky.

Last June, Jacky sadly suffered a brain aneurysm. 

Cumnock Chronicle: Callum setting off.Callum setting off. (Image: Submitted)

After going through life-saving surgery, Jacky then faced numerous trips to surgery to deal with complications from the initial bleed.

Callum and his family were told that his caring mum had suffered eight bleeds to the brain and four strokes.

Jacky was then cared for at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.

Cumnock Chronicle: He's had support through the challenge.He's had support through the challenge. (Image: Submitted)

But the trials and tribulations didn't stop there, as it was shown that complications had arisen from a procedure to insert a feeding tube into Jacky.

Thankfully, Callum and his family welcomed Jacky back home just before Christmas, with the 43-year-old continuing her recovery to this day.

Insistent on repaying the people who took such great care of his mum, Callum is battling through a challenge to reach the very top of Scotland from his Sanquhar home within two weeks.

Cumnock Chronicle: Jacky was home in time for Christmas.Jacky was home in time for Christmas. (Image: Submitted)

He said: “A couple of years ago I did a walking challenge that was 300 miles in 30 days in aid of Retina UK, because my wee brother has got an eye problem.

“I always wanted to go and do another challenge and then this happened with my mum and I saw it as a way to give back to the hospital for taking such good care of my mum."

Callum aims to complete his challenge by this Sunday, April 28.

Support has been through the roof, with over £10,000 raised already.

Cumnock Chronicle: Callum has seen some lovely places.Callum has seen some lovely places. (Image: Submitted)

Callum added: “I wanted to do something that would push my own limits.

“The walk has taken me through some amazing places that I doubt I would have seen otherwise.

“The support has been mental.

“Reaching £10,000 has been amazing and I cannot thank everyone enough for the support they’ve given me.

“I’ve had messages of support and things like that throughout, so it’s really helped me to keep going and keep pushing.”

You can support Callum's push by going to www.gofundme.com/f/sanquhar-to-john-ogroats?.