As some of you may know, our Director, Caroline, loves the great outdoors. When she’s not taking care of our clients and tenants here in Prestwich, she enjoys nothing more than driving to the Lake District and stretching her legs with her husband Robin and dog Nellie.
Next year, she’s taking her passion for walking to the next level, quite literally, as she embarks on a Kilimanjaro challenge with her good friend Sue Waxman. It’s all in the name of charity, and we hope you’ll support her cause….
Raising money for breast cancer care
Despite huge leaps and bounds in medicine and genetics, breast cancer continues to affect the lives of thousands of people every year. Many of us know at least one person who has suffered from breast cancer; a number of Caroline’s closest friends have been diagnosed over the years.
While preventative surgery delivers amazing results in combating the disease, there’s still a lot of work and research to be done. That’s why Caroline has chosen to climb Kilimanjaro on behalf of Breast Cancer Care, a charity she holds very close to heart.
This UK support charity provides much needed care and guidance for anyone affected by breast cancer. They offer free confidential advice, practical information and emotional support, to help people find a way to live with, through and beyond breast cancer.
Training for the trek
Caroline and Sue will set off on their 11-day trek up Kilimanjaro on the 28th June 2018. In the meantime, training is already well underway here in the UK. Over the past year, Caroline has walked an impressive 149 of the 215 Wainwright walks with Robin and Nellie, and plans to complete the final 66 before her trip to Tanzania.
Her fitness regime also includes weight training sessions and weekly ‘Luvcycle’ classes, which combine arm weights and cycling, mad music and a great atmosphere at a local gym called The Hub in Radcliffe.
Support has been overwhelming so far; she has already raised over three quarters of her initial fundraising target of £3,000. However, every little helps in the quest to combat cancer, and Caroline will be doing everything she can to raise funds and awareness over the coming year.
Donating is easy: Caroline has set up a JustGiving page that allows you to send a donation in minutes. It goes directly to the charity, so you don’t have to wait until June 2018 for your funds to start making a difference…
Want to know more about Caroline and Sue’s Kilimanjaro challenge? Pop into Summermere for a catch up or contact us – we’d love to update you on the fundraising efforts!