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[p][b]ATS Commemoration Solo Walk 2018 by Marg Davies[/b][/p][p]This was the fifth annual 100 mile walking challenge I have attempted to raise money for charity. This year to commemorate the 80 years since the formation of the female section of the British Army, the Auxiliary Territorial Service (A.T.S.), and dedicated to those amazing ladies, past and present, I walked my 100 miles in Norfolk in May 2018. I started near Swaffham, Norfolk walking along The Peddars Way to Hunstanton and then along the Norfolk Coast Path to finish in Great Yarmouth. I chose this route because on 11th May 1943 Whitfield House Hostel, where the A.T.S. were billeted, was bombed and 26 A.T.S. girls died. I finished my walk at the Burlington Palm Court Hotel (which was built on the bombed site) where a memorial plaque has been placed. This year all the funds I raise will be split equally between the W.R.A.C. Association (incorporating the QMAAC & ATS Comrades Association) and the Worcestershire Breast Unit Haven charities.[/p][p]In 2007 I was diagnosed with aggressive breast cancer. I went through a couple of operations & 5 years of treatment for cancer. I have many friends who have had or are dealing with cancer. I thought I was in the clear but in August 2017 I was diagnosed again and I have had a couple of operations & Radiotherapy. My recent treatments have made me even more thankful for the fantastic Worcestershire Breast Unit Haven in the grounds of Worcestershire Royal Hospital. It is a wonderful oasis of calm where I have received superb care. The battle continues and every penny is needed.[/p][p]I support the W.R.A.C. Association because I was a commissioned officer in the Women's Royal Army Corps before I retired to become a Primary School teacher. It was the comradeship and support that the members of the Association gave that helped (and still helps) me fight the demons that a life-threatening illness can produce. In 1992 the Women’s Royal Army Corps was disbanded. It is unique in that it is the only Corps or Regiment within the British Army whose Association is no longer funded or supported by the MoD. This is because female soldiers were absorbed individually into the various arms and services of the British Army and not as a Corps. [/p][p]Both of these charities are comparatively small and desperately need funding to provide help and support to continue their fantastic work.[/p]
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