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Macmillan Primose Unit, Bedford Hospital

Trekking 64 miles over 4 days for Bedford Hospital Charity & Friends because its time to give something back.........

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Bedford Hospital Charity & Friends

We support Bedford Hospital and its staff to Give patients the best possible care

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On Saturday 3rd June, 2017 I will be undertaking a 64 mile trek along Hadrian's Wall in Northumberland over 4 days.  I like going for casual walks but have never undertaken a "trek" so this for me personally is going to be a big challenge.  

In September 2015 I was diagnosed with Ductual Carcinoma Grade II Invasive breast cancer and cancer in one of my lymph nodes had surgery on 8th October 2015 to remove my tumour, and removal of my lymph nodes.  Treatment followed with 6 three weekly courses of chemotherapy at The Primrose Unit, Bedford Hospital and 3 1/2 weeks of daily radiotherapy at Addenbrookes Hospital in Cambridge.  The staff at The Breast Clinic and The Primrose Unit at Bedford Hospital were absolutely brilliant in the way they cared from my initial appointment, throughout all my treatment and even the aftercare.  I have had physiotherapy at Bedford Hospital following surgery to help with a frozen shoulder and cording that has developed under my arm.  Unfortunately, Bedford Hospital don't have a radiotherapy unit and so a lot of the patients rely on the Bedford Hospital Charity cars to take them to/from Addenbrookes Hospital. Bedford Hospital Charity's current appeal is for £50,000 for three new cars.  I really couldn't praise all the staff of the hospital enough.

Please give as much, or as little, as you can.  Every amount, no matter how small will count.  Thank you so much for your support!  The more money I can raise will give me more determination to doing this trek!  (I will certainly need a weeks rest after it I think)...........Not sure how 10-20 miles per day is going to go down...........

Update: I successfully completed the 64 mile walk over 4 days, enduring torrential rain on day 2 all day. It took 2 hours to cover 3 miles at one point and the rocks on the climb up and decent down were very slippy. I had a few moments where I felt I couldn't continue but focusing on the reason I was doing it got me through. It was such a sense of achievement to have finished the walk. The donations together with gift aid have raised a lovely total of £821.50!! 😀. 

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