A NEWLY-WED who was born without a womb is fundraising to help pay for her surrogacy journey.

Lisa Beavan-Mason, 31, was diagnosed with Mayer Rokitansky Küster Hauser syndrome when she was 14, which meant she could never carry a child.

She met David Mason five years ago and they married in Much Marcle in September- during their relationship they have been refused IVF four times but have been given no reason.

While Lisa's long-time friend, Laura McCrae, has offered to be a surrogate and carry the Ledbury couple's child.

They now need to fundraise almost £30,000 to cover IVF costs and surrogacy costs, which include legal fees and maternity pay.

Lisa said: "I got diagnosed with MRKH syndrome when I was 14. They just said basically I was born without a womb and that my only option to have children would be to have a surrogate.

"I don't think you take on how enormous the news is at that age.

"I had grown up thinking I wanted children. I have got lots of God children and I am very child orientated. From the get-go I knew I wanted to have children."

She has fully functioning ovaries but her womb did not develop.

Lisa said: "When I met David, from the start I had to say, this is the situation I am in. If you want children then that is great but it is going to be hard work. I gave him the option to walk away.

"But he was fantastic. He was very positive about it."

She said they did hope they would be given a free round of IVF but have been refused and they do not know the reason why.

Lisa said: "It is really gut-wrenching when you feel like no-one listens and no-one wants to help. It is a condition I was born with.

"I think I didn't tick the right boxes. I don't ever get to meet anyone to put my case forward."

Laura, 36, made the decision to offer to be their surrogate and they hope that they could start the process next year.

Lisa said: "Laura approached us and said she had been thinking about it for quite a long time before she came to offer. She has five of her own children. She just said she couldn't let us go without.

"It would mean everything to myself and my husband to be able to have a child of our own. It's a dream we both carry and is too awful to imagine not being able to do this."

To support their surrogacy journey go to www.gofundme.com/landdbabyfund.