A nurse whose daughter fought cancer has pedalled 260 miles for the charity which supported her during her treatment.
Debbie Cowper-Andrew’s daughter Elspeth was diagnosed with advanced Hodgkin’s lymphoma in July last year.
During gruelling chemotherapy, Elspeth, 27, was given invaluable help by Lymphoma Action.
Elspeth is continuing her recovery and self-isolating so Debbie, 51, decided to take part in the 2.6 Challenge held in lieu of the London Marathon on her behalf.
After nights on-call for NHS Fife’s out-of-hours service, Debbie, from Cupar, hopped on her exercise bike and cycled between 12 and 32 miles each day.
Friends, family and colleagues sponsored her, helping the charity’s work in supporting people with lymphoma.
Debbie said: “Elspeth has been left with life-changing effects from Hodgkin’s lymphoma and Lymphoma Action have been there to support her since the day she was diagnosed.
“We raised close to £550 which is amazing.”
She spent two to three hours a day cycling and said: “Towards the end it was quite tough as I ramped it up to longer distances to get finished.”
Elspeth, who went to school in Cupar but now lives in Cheltenham, was given the all-clear in February but is continuing to receive support from Lymphoma Action.
Hodgkin’s lymphoma is a rare type of cancer which affects mainly young adults. It develops in the lymphatic system and affects the body’s immune response.
Donations can still be made on Debbie’s JustGiving page, which is in Elspeth’s name.