The NNUH breast unit handles breast cancer referrals from GPs across the region. The number of patients it sees each month has almost doubled in the last five years, and a new dedicated breast unit is urgently needed. The Boudicca Appeal will help fund this unit, and will mean:
- Faster diagnosis and treatment
- State-of-the-art equipment and same-day
diagnostic tests so that patients only need attend the clinic once
- An enhanced environment
- Purpose-built and spacious waiting,
consultation, counselling and treatment spaces dedicated to breast cancer
- A better experience for patients
- Less stress and anxiety for patients and their
families whilst waiting for results, and fewer return visits
Life cannot just be about solving one problem after another - I need to be inspired and challenged so I'm heading out of my comfort zone to see what I’m (still) capable of.
I have set myself 2 challenges to raise funds for the Norfolk and Norwich Boudicca Breast Cancer Appeal.
My first challenge will be to run the Brighton Marathon in April 2019. Simple. 26.2 miles of running. Anyone who knows me will know that I wasn't built for speed...nor endurance...nor running. But just as a brick can float on water, I will be breaking the law of physics.
And talking of water, my second challenge is to compete in a transatlantic yacht race from New York to Liverpool in June 2020.... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pHQpX0MWRcY
I was born in Greenwich, I loved exploring the Cutty Sark as a child and have long had an interest in sailing so I'm now preparing for 5 weeks at sea.
Every crew member is expected to tackle all roles onboard wherever possible. During my training I have met the most amazing group of people from all backgrounds who come from all over the world. We share the common goal of wanting to face the challenges Mother Nature has to throw at us while enjoying her beauty.