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Karen Gutans

Karen's Lands' End to John O'Groats page

Swimming 9k (July), and Cycling 1000 miles (Aug) for Hospiscare because life is too short ....

115 %
raised of £2,000 target
by 96 supporters
  • In memory of: Gloria Siely
  • Event: Lands End to John O'Groats, 20 Aug 2017 to 02 Sep 2017


We provide free high quality care & support to people who are terminally ill.

Charity Registration No. 297798


Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.

In January 2007 my Mum was diagnosed with skin cancer. After
7 months of operations and treatment, the cancer spread to other organs, and just 6 months later on 19 July 2007, aged 66 years, Mum passed away.

As 2017 is the 10th anniversary of Mum’s death, I thought it would be the perfect time to tackle a challenge in order to raise money for Hospiscare, who were extremely supportive when Mum died. So in August Mike and I will be cycling approximately 1000 miles from Lands' End to John O’Groats, with Pedal Nation Bicycle Tours, over 14 days.

Before I embark on LeJog, I thought I’d also do The Big Welsh Swim in July,  Llanberis, Snowdonia, North Wales. This will be a 3-way swim totaling 9k and will probably take me a fair while (about 4 hours?!).

I am excited to be taking part in these events, and would love it if you were able to support me by donating a few pennies (or pounds!)
to Hospiscare in Mum’s memory. We also had another family berearment in January this year when my son’s wife, Babette, died just 1 week after being diagnosed with cancer. Then in April Mike lost his Mum as well.

Life can deal some cruel blows so I think it is important to live life to the full and do as much as you are able to whilst enjoying every moment you have – we never know when our time will be up.

Thank you for reading, and thank you in advance for your support – it means a lot.

Karen xx

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  • Big Welsh Swim 9k, July 2017, 3hrs 20 mins. +16