A WOMAN from Bromsgrove has set herself an enormous challenge- to run four half marathons, despite being diagnosed with breast cancer last March.

Margaret Gwilliam has been given the all clear after beating breast cancer, and instead of putting her feet up, she is digging out her running trainers to raise money for Breast Cancer Now.

Margaret, who is a data support administrator, is set to run a virtual half marathon around Bromsgrove, the Freckleton half marathon which will also be virtual, London Landmarks half marathon and finally the Great North Run on September 13.

The inspirational 43 year old said: "I found a lump the Monday before the first lockdown in March last year.

"At the end of May I was told it was definitely breast cancer so I had two lymph nodes removed and a lumpectomy.

"I decided to have radiotherapy first as I was in the process of moving house.

"I had ten rounds of radiotherapy and then six rounds of chemotherapy from August, which finished just before Christmas.

"Now I am only on medication and so far have been given the all clear.

"I am trying to get back to some kind of normality and getting back into running, which I have done as a hobby since 2014. I have built my energy levels up again as they were very low."

During lockdown and her sick leave from work, Margaret created stitched hearts for a support group called Worcestershire Hearts of Joy.

She is hoping to sell these in Sewing Studio on Worcester Road for an extra way of raising funds.

Margaret added: "I want to show people that after going through something like cancer there is a light at the end of the tunnel and to not give up.

"Since my diagnosis I have wanted to promote awareness of breast cancer, positivity and to inspire others."

Breast Cancer Now is a charity that provides research and care for those affected by breast cancer.

To donate visit Margaret's Justgiving page.