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    Weʼve raised £250 to Support my trekking challenge to help raise funds towards Kate's £60,000 life-saving cancer treatment in Germany

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    Earlier this year I was lucky enough to meet and spend time getting to know the amazing Kate Coakley and her lovely mum Liz.

    Kate is just 44 and was diagnosed with secondary breast cancer just a week before Christmas Day 2014 which had spread to her bones and one of her lungs. To meet her you'd never even know, her energy and drive for life and to conquer her cancer is truly inspirational, despite having been told by her oncologist that she would only live for a maximum of four years and chemotherapy would simply “delay the inevitable” which Kate refused and has instead dedicated her time to research alternative therapies. The cancer was so severe that it fractured bones in her spine and the top of her right arm where she needed a metal rod inserted, and earlier this year she was told her cancer had spread to her liver.

    After much consideration, Kate has decided to travel to the Hallwang Clinic in Germany where she has begun specialist treatment costing her a huge £60,000.

    Kate’s already had a fantastic amount of support, but I wanted to do my bit to help towards the cost of Kate’s treatment giving her the very best chance of beating her cancer.

    To help raise as much funds as possible towards Kate’s treatment, I’ve set myself a challenge to complete three treks before the end of October.

    My first challenge will be trekking 9 miles to reach the 3,560ft summit of Snowdon on either 24/25 September, and then I will complete some ‘more local’ expeditions across the Pennines/Peaks in the weeks to follow.

    Anything you can spare to sponsor me on my expeditions towards helping Kate fund her treatment is very, very much appreciated. If anyone would like to join me on my treks I will be more than happy to have the company and extra help to raise sponsorships, just let me know. Thank you very much.

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    • Elizabeth Meagher

      Elizabeth Meagher

      5 months ago

      Elizabeth Meagher

      Hi all, I just wanted to say a huge thank you for your donations. I successfully completed my challenge back in October, trekking Snowdon, Mam Tor and Kinder raising over £300 towards Kate's treatment from both online and offline donations. Kate will be going back over to Germany in the next 4 weeks for her second dose of treatment following chemo over Christmas to reduce some of her tumours before she could go back out there again. Your support means a lot and will make a difference, so huge huge thanks again. Xxx

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    • Elizabeth Meagher

      Elizabeth Meagher

      8 months ago

      Elizabeth Meagher

      After some very extreme wind and rain, I finally made it to the top of Snowdon yesterday completing the first part of my trekking challenge to raise money for the amazing Kate Coakley's cancer treatment. Thank you so much for sponsoring me so far. Please share where you can to help me reach my target. I'll keep you posted with my progress as I go on. Thank you all again, it really is appreciated xxx

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    • Sarah Hamilton

      Sarah Hamilton

      Nov 20, 2016

      Well done Lizbeff! xxx

      £30.00

    • Daniel Brierley

      Daniel Brierley

      Oct 5, 2016

      Well done you, keep going! X

      £20.00

    • Sian Davies

      Sian Davies

      Oct 2, 2016

      Good luck Lizzie! Great effort for a great cause xxx

      £10.00

    • Big Liz

      Big Liz

      Sep 26, 2016

      Good girl x

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Sep 26, 2016

      Well done you - a challenge both with the climb and the pretty extreme weather. Proud of you! Lots of love mum and dad xxx

      £30.00

    • Jo tootell

      Jo tootell

      Sep 26, 2016

      Good luck, say hi to Kate xxx

      £50.00

    • Sarah Cuthbert

      Sarah Cuthbert

      Sep 25, 2016

      £5.00

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