Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.
I have had cancer twice, in my breast and bowel, first in 2006 and then 2016 both times were devastating and unexpected. Like many people with a cancer diagnosis I have had the full monty of treatments e.g. operations, chemotherapy (not my favourite) radiotherapy provided by the most wonderful NHS. The impact has been tremendous and insightful for all of us; Maggies wasn't available to us in 2006 and I so wish it had been as my sons were young then and could have benefited greatly I think we all could have! My family and friends were amazing thier energy and caring got us through but it was tough the first time round. In 2016 I was planning a 'boom' celebration for being 10years cancer free and instead we got a 'pow' and a punch another diagnosis was given but this time I had bowel cancer - after a barrage of unpleasant diagnostic tests I had a huge operation again massive thanks to the NHS and here I am again in a programme of close monitoring and recovery. I'm doing good and since discovering Maggies I realise what a haven the centre is and how special the space and place is for people's mental and emotional wellbeing - so being a show off and confident person I thought 'I'll apply to model on the runway and strutt my stuff Dick Emery style or better still with a Jean-Paul Gaultier swagger!!!! To be able to join such a wonderful team of people affected by cancer who are funny and so giving is a humble and delightful honour - I can’t wait!!
So on June 16th I'm going to do it and perform my best down the runway to help raise funds for Maggies centre, please support the cause if you can - a small amount is fine and I thank you for your support.
Do tell people about Maggies as it really can help people affected by cancer.