A Wolverhampton woman is set to get on her bike and ride 350km in South America to raise money for 3 cancer charities.

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Amy Regler, Programme Manager at West Midlands Pension Fund based at Mander House, will be taking part in the seventh Annual Women v Cancer challenge this September.

The 33 year old will join her mum Barbara, aunt Janet Gilbert and thousands of others to tackle the 5 day cycling challenge which will see them travel through the heart of Brazil.

Starting and finishing in the UNESCO World Heritage town of Salvador on Brazil's east coast, Amy will cycle her way into the depths of the Atlantic rainforest and along the Brazilian coastline, covering just over 350km.

This year, all donations will be divided equally among 3 cancer charities, Breast Cancer Care, Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust and Ovarian Cancer Action.

Amy is no stranger to charity challenges as she regularly takes part in fundraising challenges, including climbing Mount Kilimanjaro and numerous half marathons.

She has already received a lot of support, and has so far raised £200 through her JustGiving page. West Midlands Pension Fund staff have undertaken a number of activities to support her including holding a quiz night, coffee sales and dress down days, raising a further £510. She hopes to reach her target of £2,000 before she sets off for Brazil South America in September.

She said: "I was not always a huge fan of cycling, but this is such a great fundraising opportunity that it encouraged me to start cycling again for the first time in years.

"I'm overwhelmed with the support from everyone so far and thank you to everyone who has donated.

"I have a number of close friends who have suffered from cancer and the work that these charities do is incredible. Any donations, big or small, would be greatly appreciated."

Anyone who wants to support Amy in her fundraising adventure can do so via her Type=links;Linkid=8235;Title=JustGiving;Target=_blank; page.

  • released: Thursday 23 March, 2017