Remembering Kate Dowman

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    Amount we’ve raised in Kate’s memory $1,005.15

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    Isle of Man Breast Care

    Isle of Man Breast Care

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    • Donation by Kim

      Good luck

      $10.00

    • Donation by Heather

      Good luck Jude !

      £20.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

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    • 01Apr

      Britain versus Cancer - Trek Nepal 2017

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    • Jude-Clague-Walsh

      In August 2010 , I was happily married to the man who taught me to laugh and enjoy life.
      We had two gorgeous children ( who will both probably cringe at that description !) Jack then 16 and Kirsty age 10.
      We were living on the promenade in Peel in a home we loved and I was getting to grips with a new challenge in my career as the dual diagnosis specialist nurse in the Drug and Alcohol Team.

      Life was good.

      One ordinary morning , in the shower , I felt a lump behind my left nipple. I told myself this could not be happening to me.
      This was not my story...I was the farmers daughter as strong as an ox, no , ignore it, this was not part of my story. I would go to work as normal.
      This was some sort of weird waking dream.
      But, as I walked through the hall, on the way out, I picked up the phone and dialled theGP surgery.
      The receptionist answered.
      It felt otherworldly as I told her my experience in the last 20 minutes, she was amazing- an appt was made for that afternoon with the recently appointed ( and first) female GP in the practice.

      I went to work and pretended to myself nothing had happened.

      It's hard to put into words how things unfolded over the following years , I have always striven to have positive can do attitude, but every step of the way it seemed there were problems, unexpected complications and alot of the time I could not see an end to it all.

      The love and unfailing support of some very special people kept me going, as did wanting to show the children that whatever our circumstances we have choices and life goes on and though adversity can and does break us down sometimes- we can come back and recover and even be better people than we were before ...well I hope that's the case anyway !

      Everyone's experience of cancer treatment is unique to them  , there are so many different combinations of treatments just for breast cancer,  just as there are many different types of breast cancer- it's like you enter a scary world where everything is in a different language and most of what is said goes over your head anyway .





      More another day ......

       SO - an update -

      I was training , getting fit and felt confident about my trek to Nepal in April 2017. Then whilst out training with one of my walking partners Bernie on 14th February, I slipped and fell in an inaccessible spot by the coast near Peel. Helped by Bernie I made it back to the main path to Corrins Folly , where Bernie called for help as I could go no further. A paramedic travelled up to where we were with the Coastguards landrover and I was transported down to the quayside then on to Nobles in an ambulance. Several hours later it was confirmed that I had broken my ankle, I was devastated, as it meant I would miss a weeks holiday in Cyrpus later that month and most importantly I would not be fit to walk in April.

      Initially I was immediately planning another Trek for later in the year, however following advice from the Orthopaedic Consultant and my Physio , I accepted the advice that I should not plan any major challenges for 12 months after the injury. I am currently waiting for a bone density scan, its possible my cancer treatment may have affected the strength of my bones, so we will see...I will 

      Either way , I want to thank everyone who has donated to this page and to help me honour the memory of my friend Kate by supporting the Isle of Man Breastcare, who helped us both as we journeyed through our cancer treatment.

      And please be assured that once I am back to full fitness I will be planning another challenge and will post details on here as soon as it is confirmed :) !



      To be continued.....

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      Total so far:

      $1,052.10

    Donations made in memory of Kate Dowman39

    • Donation by Kimto Jude's page on 22/05/2017

      Good luck

      $10.00

    • Donation by Heatherto Jude's page on 18/03/2017

      Good luck Jude !

      £20.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Anonymousto Jude's page on 25/02/2017

      Fuds raised from sale of kitchen units !

      £30.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Anonymousto Jude's page on 12/02/2017

      £10.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Anonymousto Jude's page on 06/02/2017

      Good luck from the info girls 😊

    • Donation by Rosie & Bernardto Jude's page on 04/02/2017

      Our love & good luck go with you.x

      £20.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by OCD girl 😊to Jude's page on 02/02/2017

      Rounding things up for you !

    • Donation by Rina and Ralph Curpheyto Jude's page on 01/02/2017

      Good look for the walk 😊👍

      £10.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Sherri from New Zealandto Jude's page on 01/02/2017

      Climb every mountain !

      £20.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Pam Jonesto Jude's page on 30/01/2017

      Good luck on the trek Jude x

      £20.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Andrew Willeyto Jude's page on 30/01/2017

      Great challenge for a fabulous cause. Good luck!

      £20.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Anonymousto Jude's page on 28/01/2017

      Good luck to you, thinking of you

    • Donation by Sue & Barry Kennedyto Jude's page on 28/01/2017

      Sending Love x

    • Donation by Kathryn and Alastairto Jude's page on 28/01/2017

      This is fantastic Jude, good luck with it! Auntie Kate would have been very proud xxx

      £20.00

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    • Donation by Anonymousto Jude's page on 27/01/2017

      £20.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Michelle to Jude's page on 27/01/2017

      Best of luck lovely lady see you soon xxx

      £20.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Pat Garrettto Jude's page on 27/01/2017

      Good luck Jude safe journey 🏔Xx

      £30.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Anonymousto Jude's page on 27/01/2017

      Good luck xx

    • Donation by fiona smithto Jude's page on 26/01/2017

      But of luck Jude!xx

      €20.00

    • Donation by Bernieto Jude's page on 25/01/2017

      Good luck with your Nepal Trek. You can do it

      £50.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Jo Whittleto Jude's page on 25/01/2017

      Hey Gawjus Lady. Payday donation from me; will chase up Paul too. Think you are amazing and think what you are doing is amazing xx

      £10.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Mickto Jude's page on 25/01/2017

      Good luck with the walk in Nepal

      £40.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Vanessa and Malcolmto Jude's page on 24/01/2017

      Good luck !

      £25.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by peterto Jude's page on 22/01/2017

      good luck

      £10.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Jan to Jude's page on 21/01/2017

      A fabulous tribute ❤ and just love the photos! Good luck with the training, and the trek.

    • Donation by Marie to Jude's page on 10/01/2017

      £10.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Mumto Jude's page on 10/01/2017

      Hope it all goes well

      £25.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Anonymousto Jude's page on 10/01/2017

      Best of Luck!!! The Hobsons x

      £10.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Joanne to Jude's page on 07/01/2017

      Lots of luck and love Judith xx

      £5.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Glynisto Jude's page on 07/01/2017

    • Donation by Annieto Jude's page on 07/01/2017

      Thank you Jude for this big personal effort in memory of "our" Kate

      £30.00

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    • Donation by Maxine Jefferies to Jude's page on 07/01/2017

      Well done Jude for doing this and such a fantastic cause too. Good luck and lots of love Max & Duncan

      £30.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by carol edwardsto Jude's page on 07/01/2017

      You go girl xx

      £30.00

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    • Donation by Rob & Joanneto Jude's page on 07/01/2017

      Tremendous gesture for a tremendous cause. Get up then Manx Hills gal.

      £20.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Jan & Rob to Jude's page on 07/01/2017

      What a fab idea Judith, I am sure you will have a fab time & in the process aka some money for your favourite charity..enjoy xxx

      £20.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Fiona to Jude's page on 06/01/2017

      Judith you are amazing! Good luck on your trek! x

      £10.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Anonymousto Jude's page on 06/01/2017

      good luck from Hannah and dave in yorkshire

      £30.00

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    • Donation by Anonymousto Jude's page on 06/01/2017

      Great cause jude and good luck x x

      £10.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Madmanxcowto Jude's page on 06/01/2017

      What an inspiration you are Jude x good luck with your trek xx

      £20.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    Charities we're helping 1

    • Isle of Man Breast Care

      Isle of Man Breast Care

      A breast cancer support group run by volunteers who have all had breast cancer. We support patients and their families on the Isle of Man, emotionally, practically and financially. Our funds go directly to helping those suffering hardship while going through their treatment and beyond if needed.

    Events we're doing 1

      • 01Apr

        Britain versus Cancer - Trek Nepal 2017

      • Treks