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Beverley Wakefield

Beverley's, Ride for Her Life

Raising money for Chemotherapy Room Fund No. 41235 for The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King's Lynn Charitable Fund because of the care received during the last 12 months.

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The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King's Lynn Charitable Fund

Your donations fund equipment and projects to improve our patients’ experience and enhance our quality of care, treatment, services and facilities.

Charity Registration No. 1051327

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Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.

On the 8th July 2019, I will be attending what I hope will be my last appointment in the Chemotherapy Room at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King's Lynn.  This appointment will signify the end of a long 12 month journey of treatment.  I am marking this occasion by  riding a Penny Farthing bicycle from Wisbech to my Chemotherapy Room appointment that day.  

From the time I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer, I was determined that Cancer was not going to stop me doing what I wanted to achieve in life, slow me down yes, but definitely, not stop me.  I have chosen to fund raise by riding a bicycle, that until Friday 31st May 2019,  could not ride!!  Thanks to my daughter who can ride a Penny Farthing, I was up, up and away and it felt like I was really kicking Cancer wherer it belongs, as I was able to do something I could not before and will carry on doing.  These cycles are very different to ride than an ordinary cycle, for one they do not have any brakes!! Its not just riding a cycle here that counts, its actually mastering the art and being given my life back via treatment from the Hospital, am eternally grateful to all concerned.

As a regular visitor to my appointments in the Chemotherapy Room, I have seen and witnessed another world.  One, where the staff are absolutely exceptional in all areas of their work and strive to make patients as comfortable as possible.  They can only do this by receiving donations from fund raisers, as the comfortable chairs in the Room are paid for purely by donations.  I know from experience that you can be seated between 3-7 hours for Chemotherapy to be administered.  Obvioulsy, you are limited to what you can do whilst hooked up to your Chemotherapy Pump and I saw one gentleman thumb the same Auto Trader magazine the whole 3 hours I was there.   During one of the many conversations I have had with the nursing staff it was one of their wishes that they would like to be able to offer a variety of reading material for patients and not just the usual pile of magazines that have sat on a table for months. So, money raised through this ride will go to providing the items that the nursing staff feel would benefit future patients whilst under their care.

Thank you for reading the above and hope you are able to sponsor 'My Ride for Life', as Cancer has no place in anyones life.

Love to you all.   Beverley xxxx

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