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Morven Summers Raises £3k for Breast Cancer Now

Morven Summers, from Aberfeldy, has raised over three thousand pounds for Breast Cancer Now by cycling and swimming more than three hundred kilometres.

She cycled three hundred of those kilometres and open water swam an extra three kilometres to top it all off.

Morven explained: “I decided one Sunday afternoon that I would just decide to do a three-hundred-kilometre cycle for breast cancer now. So, in March I had to cycle three hundred kilometres.

“It’s a beautiful area and I love cycling anyways so I decided to do it.”

Most of these routes looped through Kenmore or Strathtay in an effort to clock up the kilometres.

For Morven the challenge is a very personal effort after she and some of her friends developed breast cancer, sadly some of her friends passed away from their cancer.

Morven said: “I was diagnosed with breast cancer seven years ago and I just really want to try and raise awareness.

“I lost a few friends to breast cancer and a few of my friends have fought it like myself and come through the other end.

“So it’s always nice to speak to people who’ve been through it and I just want to raise awareness and raise some money for research.”

Cycling started the challenge, but swimming finished it off with another three kilometres in the open waters of Loch Tay.

Having raised three thousand pounds and cycled three hundred kilometres, Morven had to finish it off with three more kilometres in the water.

She said: “So I open water swim and I’m a bit of a wuss I wear a wetsuit, but I managed to swim three-thousand-two-hundred and seventy-thousand metres as well so that sort of kept in keeping with raising over three thousand pounds.

“So, I like all of the threes.”

But it wasn’t all just Morven mastering the milestones of her challenge, for her it involved so many more people.

She added: “Just to say thank you to everybody for donating so much money.

“And I had a lot of messages as well, where some of them were quite emotional and inspirational.

“Some of my cycles I did myself which gave me plenty time to reflect on friends and people I had lost and people that had gone through the fight of breast cancer.

“And some of my cycles were with friends so there was lots of banter and laughter, so it was just a fantastic challenge to do and I really enjoyed every minute of it.”

Anyone looking to donate to Morven’s page can go to: https://www.facebook.com/donate/3269882656446645/?fundraiser_source=external_url

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