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Cancer survivor gears up for mammoth cycle trek

The Happy Cats.

The Happy Cats.

A brave mum who battled breast cancer is setting herself a massive cycling challenge to help raise funds for research into the disease.

Susan Curran, from Lucker, was diagnosed with the condition in 2004 and had to undergo a mastectomy and had reconstructive surgery in the months following.

Next year will mark a decade of the 53-year-old being cancer-free and she is attempting to give something back by tackling a gruelling five-day, 350km bike ride in Cuba, in March.

She is also taking on the cycle in memory of her sister-in-law Sue Daley, friend Kate Howie and cousin Karen Harrison who lost their lives to breast cancer. Susan has set a fund-raising target of £2,5000 for Breast Cancer Care (BCC).

She said: “BCC provides advice, information and support to people diagnosed with breast cancer and I have benefitted from their support.

“It will be a tough challenge but one I am determined to do. It is also to honour and remember three beautiful, strong and fabulous women who lost their lives to breast cancer.”

To help with the fund-raising campaign, a concert is taking place on Friday, December 20, from 8pm, at Watson Memorial Hall, Lucker, with music from The Happy Cats. Tickets, £12, include buffet supper. The bar will be open until midnight.

Call Susan on 07946 198639 or email curran.susan@gmail.com. To sponsor her, visit www. justgiving.com/Susan-Curran

 

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