GLENROTHES mum Senga Wright will undertake a monster challenge this summer when she joins the legendary Maggie’s Monster Bike and Hike.
Senga was diagnosed with bladder cancer last March and a year on she is in training for our cancer care centre’s 10th annual fundraiser.
The 56 year-old mum-of-one had surgery to remove a phase two aggressive tumour which was followed up by chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Thankfully she has since been given the all clear.
She said: “I was shocked to say the least to get the diagnosis. I thought I had a urine infection.
“When I first went into Maggie’s in Kirkcaldy I just burst into tears. I have had such tremendous support at the centre at the stress course and in the drop in relaxation, now I have been given the all clear it feels good to do something in return.”
The 24 hour challenge, which has so far raised more than £4.5 million for Maggie’s network of centres, takes place on May 4-5 on the Great Glen Way between Fort William and Inverness - and 750 people have already signed up to take part.
The event was officially launched last week by Great British Bake Off finalist James Morton who has signed up and even baked a cake to help Maggie’s celebrate the event’s birthday.
Participating teams must cycle 31 miles and then walk to the bronze finish of nine miles, the silver at 23 miles or the gold which is 41 miles.
The event must be completed in teams and each must have a support crew, although Maggie’s may be able to help solo participants join a team already taking part.
George Bushell Maggie’s events manager said: “Monster is always an extraordinary event with a phenomenal atmosphere and a uniquely Maggie’s feel about it.‘‘