A SPECIAL cancer fundraiser is taking place in Millport in memory of an award-winning hero Largs policeman.

Around 150 family, friends and colleagues of the late Stephen McCormick are due to take part in 'Shrek Trek 2'.
The title is affectionately named after the much-loved local officer who sadly passed away in 2019 as a result of bowel cancer.
Stephen, who once won a bravery award for rescuing a drowning child, was well known as the community officer serving Largs and district for many years.
He was in his mid-40s when he died following a short, brave battle against the illness.
The constable was well known in Largs, Fairlie and Millport for his friendly and approachable manner.
In 2009, Stephen jumped into the water to help rescue a youngster at Saltcoats Harbour.
A year later, Stephen was diagnosed with Guillain-Barré syndrome - an acute disease of the nervous system in which the nerves in the arms and legs become inflamed and stop working, leading to limb paralysis.
This led to an affectionate 'Shrek Trek' in his honour, with a 24-hour charity cycle round the Isle of Cumbrae arranged to raise funds for a support group.
After recovering from his illness, Stephen was back on the beat and joined in the Operational Support Division.

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Now, three years after Stephen's passing, Shrek Trek 2 has been announced and will be taking place on September 18.
Former Largs Police Inspector Colin Convery is proud to be one of the organisers of the big event in memory of his good friend and colleague.
He said: "We lost one of our finest friends and colleagues in Stephen, to the horrendous disease that is bowel cancer.
"The time is now right to come together again and ensure we keep Stephen's legacy alive.
"Those taking part in the challenge include Stephen's family and friends, and many of his former police colleagues who will be taking part in their own time."
Participants can complete a sponsored lap of Cumbrae by whatever means they wish. 
Those who can't make it to the Isle of Cumbrae on the day will be able to complete the distance in whichever way they can from home.
Stephen's wife Pamela and daughter Rebecca have identified Bowel Cancer UK as the charity to benefit from the event. 
Organiser Colin told the News he is expecting as many as 150 people to journey over to Cumbrae for the fundraiser, cycling, walking, kayaking and running the circular route will be popular.
Colin added: "It will be a big mix of policemen and women, family and friends taking part on the day.
"Stephen was a larger than life character and was always full of fun.
"He was loyal to people who supported him and returned it in bucket-loads.
"He was a huge family man and his bravery was shown when he won the police award for pulling someone out of the water at Ardrossan Harbour.
"We hope that through all our combined efforts we can raise a significant sum for the charity in memory of our good friend and colleague, with over £3,000 already raised so far."
*To donate to the fund, go here