Superheroes do it for Sandra!

The 'superheroes' ready to set off for St Andrews. Shona is pictured, centre, in bat costume, husband Mark in the Monty the duck costume, and Steve Dayman, far right.
The 'superheroes' ready to set off for St Andrews. Shona is pictured, centre, in bat costume, husband Mark in the Monty the duck costume, and Steve Dayman, far right.
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A team of intrepid superheroes has taken a giant step forward in helping a Cupar mum raise thousands of pounds for charity.

On Saturday, the hardy souls braved torrential rain to walk from Cupar to St Andrews for Meninigitis Now.

Despite being soaked and chilled to the bone the team, led by Shona Simpson, rattled the collecting buckets all the way along the 10-mile route.

The sponsored walk was just one of a number of activities Sheona (38) has organised this year to raise money for the charity close to her heart.

Her mum, Sandra Hutcheon, became paralysed after being struck down by meminigits and a brain haemorrhage. She died in 2012 aged just 63.

Shona’s youngest son, Kai, was also affected by the disease and it was only due to the quick-thinking actions of Shona’s friend, Dawn Hastie, that he got medical treatment in time.

Shona is now a volunteer team leader for the meningitis charity and on Saturday welcomed its director Steve Dayman, whose son Spenser died from the disease.

Shona said: “I’m really grateful to everyone who took part and, hopefully, we’ll know soon how much we’ve raised. It was great that Steve came along to give us some moral support, especially as we were soaked to the skin!”