Natalie Robinson

One step at a time, my journey from Breast cancer to Base Camp for Basildon Breast Unit

Fundraising for Mid & South Essex Hospitals Charity
raised of £5,000 target
by 44 supporters
Everest Base Camp Trek 2025, 8 March 2025
We raise additional funds to help make a difference for our patients.


So as many of you already know, back in May 2023 I was diagnosed with stage 1 Breast Cancer, after finding a small lump in my left breast, shocked was an understatement.

From there I had a number of biopsies, an MRI, and was told the best option was a Mastectomy which took place in June.

Further testing was completed on the lump and it was advised to have Chemotherapy to avoid reoccurrence, so in August that’s what happened.

After 8 cycles of chemotherapy over 16 weeks, I’m now here, and during all of this craziness I decided I wanted to say thank you to the staff at Basildon Breast Unit, and felt like it needed to be something to say ‘I’ve won’ to cancer, hence Everest Base Camp.

The staff at the breast unit have been incredible, firstly for saving my life, and secondly for just being there the whole way through, keeping me sane and feeling supported at every step.

I hope with this money they will be able to continue to support other local women and men, who may find themselves in a similar situation to myself.

So thank you for any donation you can give, as this will be appreciated by numerous people.



PS if you want to follow my cancer/ Everest base camp journey please follow Natalie_robinson1988 on instagram.

Thank you for supporting Mid and South Essex Hospitals Charity. Your support and donations will make a valuable difference to the lives of patients and staff at our hospitals. We are proud to support the work of Southend, Basildon and Broomfield Hospitals, helping enhance the service above and beyond what the NHS alone can provide. If you have informed us of your wish to support a specific ward or department we will strive to honour your wishes (this does not constitute a legal trust).Thank you for your support.

About the charity

Working to support Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust, our aim is to improve the hospital environment, fund ground breaking research, support the development,training and wellbeing of hospital staff and provide state-of-the-art equipment, across Basildon, Broomfield & Southend hospitals.

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