Timís Long Walk in aid of The Sara Lee Trust and MacMillan Cancer Support
On Saturday 10th June, Tim Smith, a 60 year old recreational walker, will be walking 72 miles non-stop covering 5 clinical centres to raise funds for both the Sara Lee Trust and MacMillan Cancer Support, as both charities have provided support for two of his friends during their recent illnesses.
As Linda explains ďIn January 2015, I received the devastating news that I had breast cancer. The treatment which I have endured, was painful, traumatic, draining and took nineteen months to deliver.
During this time, I received help and support from Macmillan nurses, who also referred me to the Sara Lee Trust, who provided me with counselling, aromatherapy treatments, and then sanctuary days. At a time when all hospital appointments were invasive and painful, it was such an appreciated contrast to receive kind, gentle, soothing treatments. Their value should not be underestimated.
The experience of cancer has a knock on effect which touches family, friends and people that know, and care about you. I am very lucky to have a good support network. One of my very close friends, Tim Smith, also became aware of another friend who was diagnosed with cancer at exactly the same time as me and our treatment sessions followed the same time line.
His response to the situation, was a desire to fund raise for the charities which have supported us. Hence his magnificent and ambitious idea of walking an epic 72 miles non-stop taking in all the Hospitals in which we have been treated.
Eastbourne District General Hospital
Royal Sussex County Hospital Brighton
This will commence at 5.00am at Maidstone on Saturday the 10th of June and will complete (with all good luck) at 9.00am approximately on Sunday 11th. I would like to thank Tim Smith for wanting to do something so challenging out of recognition for cancer sufferers and being my friendĒ.To support Timís fundraising for the Trust, please visit his JustGiving page