Local man who continues to defy doctors to raise money for cancer on wedding day

Andy Duncan, who is from Cupar, is living life to the full despite battling cancer

A Fife man who continues to climb mountains two years after doctors predicted he would die from cancer is to raise money on his wedding day to help others fighting the disease.

Andy Duncan was told in October 2012 he was unlikely to live longer than three years when he was diagnosed with an aggressive form of prostate cancer.

He began a quest to climb as many Munros as possible before he became too ill and is continuing to conquer the Scottish peaks.

When he marries Shona Campbell next month, the couple and their guests will raise money for the Maggie’s Centre in Edinburgh, which has supported him.

Andy, 58, and Shona, 57, of Cupar, will tie the knot at Hill of Tarvit mansion house just outside the town on November 4.

Shona said: “The Maggie’s Centre is an amazing organisation and this is a nice way to give something back from our wedding and help to support lots of people who are in our situation.”

The couple, who were best friends when they were teenagers, got together as a couple four years ago and were engaged in May.

Shona said: “It was going to be a long engagement but we were advised it would be a good idea to get married and not leave it too long.”

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