Thursday 6 July 2017
This time last year North Downs Hospital Matron, Carole Collier, got the devastating news that she had Stage 2 Breast Cancer. It was a huge shock to her as she had felt no lump. Luckily, it was detected on a routine mammogram – a lesson for all ladies to ensure they attend their screening.
She was treated with surgery and radiotherapy at East Surrey Hospital successfully. Carole wanted to show support for other sufferers by raising money for breast cancer charities (Breast Care Cancer) so she held a successful Macmillan coffee morning to raise funds.
However, she felt that she needed more of a challenge so she encouraged friends, family and colleagues to form Carole’s Angels and take on the Pink Ribbon Walk. The Pink Ribbon Walk is a 20 mile night time walk through London in aid of Breast Cancer Care. As Carole benefited from this wonderful charity during her treatment, this was the perfect challenge for her and her angels!
Last Saturday they set off from the Imperial War Museum and pounded the city streets taking in the sights and sounds. Along the way they were motivated by well-wishers and cheering marshals and even received extra donations from late night revellers.
The team’s fund-raising efforts are yet to be finalised but early indications are that they will have raised in excess of £3,300. Carole is delighted and we are proud of Carole’s Angels for their dedication and commitment to Breast Cancer Care. Carole said that ‘it was a great experience and well worth the blisters!’