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Maxine McKinnell

Maxine McKinnell

Enjoying the Wales Coastal Path with Annie

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Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p][b]Annie’s Welsh Coastal Path Challenge and Virtual Tour[/b][/p][p]We would love your help in fulfilling Annie’s desire to complete the Wales Coastal Path, with Annie’s virtual involvement. Before becoming more ill with cancer, Annie had an aim to raise money for the two organisations who have helped her so much in coping with this illness, and have been truly incredible. These are The Breast Centre, Llandough, and The City Hospice, Cardiff.[/p][p]Annie’s family were toying with the idea of bed-pushing Annie on the Coastal Path, but the City Hospice wasn’t too keen on that idea! So, we would love your help to make this wish of Annie’s a reality, with virtual involvement from Annie.[/p][p][b]Annie’s message[/b][/p][p]My family, headed by my husband Ray, who by his own admission has been ‘a conscientious objector to exercise’ all his life has decided to take on the challenge and show me the beauties and wonders of the Wales Coastal Path by posting photos to my FB or Instagram account. They would like to invite you to access and enjoy the Welsh Coastal Path either by walking, swimming (where it is safe) bike or scootering (where it is allowed).[/p][p]They would like to encourage as many people as possible to help them achieve the goal of completing the Wales Coastal Path and raising funds, either by donating or joining in, obviously abiding by Covid restrictions. If you fancy doing any bit of the Coastal Path, by any means you can – a visit, a drink, a picnic, I would love to hear from you! [/p][p]Please post a piccie onto my FB page @AnniesWalesCoastalPathChallenge or Instagram @annieswalescoastalpath. Let me know where you are on the Coastal Path and who you are with , so I can enjoy it with you, virtually. [/p][p][b]How to Give[/b][/p][p]Thank you so much for any donation you make, Annie can testify to the difference they have made in her journey.[/p][p][b]Annie’s cancer story[/b][/p][p]After being diagnosed with breast cancer in October 2019 I had a successful mastectomy and was given the all-clear in November 2019. I had incredible care and support from all the wonderful people at the Breast Centre in Llandough, so I decided I would like to give something back to them. My idea was to walk the Welsh Coastal Path and try and raise some money. We all know what happened in March 2020!! [/p][p]Covid was not going to stop me achieve my goal, so I used the time in lockdown to improve my fitness and began building up the distance I was walking around my locality. Who knew there were so many foot paths around Peterston-Super-Ely?![/p][p]As lockdown restrictions were eased, I was walking further each day and managed to get up to 12 miles on some days. There was a slight hiccup when I found a lump in my back in August 2020, but it was removed. Surprisingly to everyone involved, it turned out to be a Triple Negative Breast Cancer tumour. However, I was fit and ready to take on the Coastal Path. Then as I sat down at the end of one of the final training walks at the end of September, my leg seemed to give way. A few weeks later I was told the same type of cancer had returned. It was then that I realised how aggressive Triple Negative Breast Cancer can be. It appears to like me and has now decided to appear in various parts of my body, looking like a primary lung cancer as well as bone tumours in my spine, right shoulder and thigh.[/p][p]Sadly, I did not respond well to treatment which included chemotherapy and the relatively new immunotherapy, so I decided to stop it at the end of February. Since then, I have received outstanding care and advice from The City Hospice. [/p][p]Although now confined to bed, I am not giving up in my attempt to raise funds for the charities that have given me such special care. I would love your help! Thank you x[/p]
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Supporters


May 7, 2021

Anonymous

£10.00

plus £2.50 Gift Aid


May 7, 2021

Roger White

From Roger White

£30.00

plus £7.50 Gift Aid


May 6, 2021

Anonymous

Annie was such a lovely loving person- we will miss her very much.

£50.00

plus £12.50 Gift Aid


May 6, 2021

Anonymous

£5.00

plus £1.25 Gift Aid


May 6, 2021

Karen Visser

I love you Annie. You are an encouragement, inspiration & the most wonderful person & friend I know. I will never forget you. You gave so much love, light, fun & encouragement to my life. I look forward to seeing you again & dancing in happiness & joy xXx

£140.00

plus £35.00 Gift Aid


May 6, 2021

Margaret David Field

We were very privileged to know such a Lovely Lady

£20.00

plus £5.00 Gift Aid


May 5, 2021

Sally-Ann Jenner

I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. I will miss seeing Annie's smiling face around the village.

£15.00


May 5, 2021

Bryan Judith

Such a special and Spirit filled lady that brightened up any arena. So dear to both of us

£50.00

plus £12.50 Gift Aid


May 5, 2021

John and Annie

£50.00

plus £12.50 Gift Aid


May 5, 2021

Joshua Scheide

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