A CARDENDEN family are on the road for a challenge with a difference this summer when they set off to travel round Scotland in a Tuk Tuk.

Stacey King, her partner Bobby Tomlinson, along with children Becca, 17, and Dechlan, 15, plan to navigate their way around the full coastline and borders of mainland Scotland in two Tuk Tuks normally seen on the streets of India.

The epic journey will raise money and awareness for the Ellen Macarthur Cancer Trust, a charity close to Stacey's heart as it helped and supported her after she was diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma then Aplastic Anemia at the age of 24.

The tuk-tuk idea came after the family had got rid of their beloved camper van which has previously allowed them to travel.

Stacey explained: "Bobby and I watch some you tubers and they travelled in a Tuk Tuk from Northern India to the south of India. It looked so much fun.

"We had a camper van but the kids were getting too big for it so decided to sell the camper van. Bobby came up with the idea of the charity challenge around the whole coastline of Scotland.

"We had a quick look at how long it would be and got a bit more information on the Tuk Tuks."

After securing a first – then a second – tuk-tuk from an English firm, plans started to come together.

"Initially we planned it and it was just me and Bobby. Then we asked the kids again and they said they wanted to go. We thought how is this going to work so went on the search for another Tuk Tuk and, as fate would have it, found one which was the exact colours of the Ellen Macarthur Trust.

"We are going to be driving for five or six hours a day, maybe more depending on how many hills there are. We will stop off and we are hoping in some of the bigger places to stop and let people have a go."

Stacey is delighted to fly the flag for the charity who she initially got involved with when she was invited to go on a sailing trip with fellow young cancer sufferers.

"Being quite a sporty person, I thought I am going to give it a go. From the moment you get there, everyone is so friendly," she said.

"We got on the boat and you kind of make an instant connection with everyone.

"Everyone had been through cancer, all different types and were at different stages, but had a mutual understanding.

"It did wonders. It was not all about the sailing, it was about the social side too.

"I was then diagnosed with aplastic anaemia which is a blood disorder. I got a bone marrow transplant from my brother and got offered another trip. I went for a residential down in Essex and it was amazing.

"After that, they invited me back to be a volunteer and I have volunteered ever since. They still support me now because I get so much from them.

"When I go and see these young kids going through the same process. I still feel they do so much for me as a person even when I am a volunteer. You feel part of a family - they are just incredible."

The family are due to take part in the Benarty Gala parade at the end of June before they set off for their adventure.

"It will be a great experience," said Stacey. "If people see us, we don't want them to be afraid to come and ask for a go. We are quite happy to get people into the Tuk Tuks.

"If people see us out and take photos, we would love them to tag us so we can see them."

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