A Kilwinning woman has selflessly pushed her body and marriage to the limit after enduring 50 days of workouts for charity.
Twenty-six-year-old Lisa McBurnie took part in the brutal 50x5 challenge - a fitness regime that meant she had to do 5km of sport for 50 consecutive days.
The control fire fighter walked, ran, cycled and kayaked over the fifty days and managed to raise over £500 for a kids’ cancer charity in the process.
So demanding was the challenge that Lisa even had to work up a sweat on her Honeymoon to South Africa and Mauritius.
But Lisa insists her 27-year-old husband, Neil was more than supportive.
“Neil was great, he’d come and join me to go kayaking on our honeymoon when we were in South Africa and when we were back home if it was a cold day he’d come out a run with me.”
“Needless to say the climates of Mauritius and South Africa vary slightly from those in Scotland.”
Lisa decided to take part in the challenge after hearing that Neil’s friend’s daughter had lost her hair due to cancer treatment.
“Rose was only two-years-old when she was diagnosed and I wanted to give her my hair as a wig because I had been growing it quite long for our wedding.
“That’s when I decided I would raise money for the Little Princess Trust - who make wigs for kids who have lost hair during cancer treatment - and also donate my hair to the cause. It was a great boost to hear that Rose was given the all-clear during my challenge and is doing well now.”
Lisa completed the challenge at the end of October on Sunday, October 28 and got her hair cut on Saturday, November 3.
Lisa said: “It’ll take a while to get used to the short style but it was all worth it.”
“I would like to thank everyone who supported me or donated to this cause and a special thanks to Natural Beauty in Kilwinning for helping to raise money and Avissa Hair in Ayr for agreeing to cut my hair.”
You can still donate to Lisa’s cause at: www.justgiving.com/lisa-mcburnie.