Through a year long 1,000 mile challenge my goal is to raise at least £1,500 across 3 great cancer charities.
I've chosen to raise money for 3 charities rather than one as I believe cancer care spans a number of vital areas: national research, local provision of life-saving services and equipment and support of those with cancer as well as their loved ones.
HOW IT ALL STARTED
In 2019 I discovered Nordic Walking which soon took over from dog walking. Unfortunately the dogs were no longer able to pound the miles, but I loved the fresh air and the exercise.
Last year my friend was diagnosed with bowel cancer and sadly passed away in the same year. Through Nordic Walking I'd heard about the 1,000 Mile Challenge, so I decided to put the two together to raise funds to help the fight against cancer.