Following a gruelling year of breast cancer treatment in 2020 my goal for 2022 is to try and regain my pre-cancer fitness level. I have always enjoyed walking so a friend and I decided that it would be good to challenge ourselves to complete a long distance walk in June. Having grown up on the east coast a walk from Redcar to Filey seemed appropriate and offered a challenge, 60 miles - in 6 days, with plenty of sea air and seascapes -. Although I regularly walk, walking an average of 10 miles a day for 6 consecutive days will challenge my fitness and stamina. I will invite family and friends who supported me through my treatment to join me for all or part of the walk. Participants will benefit from undertaking the walk and I aim to raise money through sponsorship for the Sir Robert Ogden Centre which provided treatment and care for me despite the difficult conditions caused by lockdown. All the money raised will go to the Centre to enhance the treatment and facilities for patients and their families. I will keep participants and followers up to date with preparation for and progress during the walk through a blog.
Harrogate Hawks Rugby League will be taking on Total Warrior on the 26th June to raise funds for Harrogate hospital. Harrogate hospital & community charity do outstanding work all year round to bring in funds for the hospital. As our sponsor the team want to give back to this amazing charity and help in anyway they can for such a great cause.
This year, Bettys Harlow Carr have chosen the Special Care Baby Unit, Harrogate as their branch charity. The SCBU provides specialised care for babies born from 32 weeks. With bedrooms and kitchen facilities for parents to stay on the ward with their babies, the nurses provide care and support for the whole family.
My goal is to run a marathon in my 40th year on earth. My health and well-being is important to be me, at home and at work. As part of my 40th year I will be taking part in as many organised runs as I can to not only improve my fitness but also to be able to complete my first marathon before by 41st birthday in September 2022. Not only will I benefit from undertaking this challenge but I want HHCC to benefit from the support of my friends and family by sponsoring me to achieve this important goal for me. All the money raised will be invested into enhancing the patient and staff experience across Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust where the need is greatest. Two years ago I couldn’t run more than a few steps and now I regularly run at least 5k as often as I can. The impact this has on me as an individual, a wife, mother, daughter, sister and work colleague is indescribable and I wish to also encourage others to channel their energy into something that could benefit their health and well-being. Thank you to each and everyone of you that supports me in this 12 month challenge. I will keep you regularly updated of my achievements and challenges. Together we can all make a difference. Yvonne 🙂🧡🙂