Suzie Grogan

Suzie Grogan

Suzie Grogan's Hike for Hospices

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Total raised so far£0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Target£0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]Hi, thanks for visiting this page! On the 22nd and 23rd of May 2017 I will be walking the 20 miles of the Ullswater Way in the Lake District, to raise money for St Margaret's Somerset Hospice and Hospice at Home Carlisle and North Lakeland. [/p][p][b]To see photos relating to the walk, and to lymphoedema, click [/b][url=https://goo.gl/photos/kTs1ZYtriidESqgW9][b]HERE. [/b][/url][/p] [p]I have a condition called lymphoedema, which is a chronic condition which causes swelling in body tissues. I have primary lymphoedema, which means I was born with it, but it can also develop after cancer treatment, especially breast cancer. It can be painful and dangerous as it is caused by a defective lymphatic system, which is the means by which our bodies fight infection and remove excess fluid. The risk of cellulitis is high, the swelling is uncomfortable and seriously affects mobility and there is no cure. Awareness of the condition is important and in doing this walk I also want to make sure the public know as much about it as possible.[/p] [p]I have been lucky enough to have treatment for the condition at St Margaret's Somerset Hospice and the swelling in my legs is under control. Similar treatment is available in Cumbria via Hospice at Home and the nurse specialists who support us are very special people. Treatment is long-term and equipment always needs updating. NHS funding doesn't cover the costs so charities step in to ensure we get the best care possible. [/p] [p]I love the Lake District and it seemed an ideal place to undertake this challenge to thank the charities for their help and to raise vital funds.[/p][p]You can find out more on my blog [url=https://nowrigglingoutofwriting.wordpress.com/2017/04/10/my-fundraising-challenge-the-ullswater-way-hike-for-hospices/]HERE[/url][/p]

Supporters


Jun 14, 2017

Anonymous

£20.00

plus £5.00 Gift Aid


Jun 14, 2017

Rosemary M

Many congratulations on your walk, Suzie. Very impressed!

£25.00

plus £6.25 Gift Aid


Jun 14, 2017

Karyn

Well done Suzie!

£10.00


Jun 14, 2017

Anonymous

Well done Suzie. Pam xx


Jun 3, 2017

Sally Thorley

I am glad your hike went well, sorry for the late donation !

£20.00

plus £5.00 Gift Aid


Jun 2, 2017

Pauline

To my very special friend, well done!!

£25.00

plus £6.25 Gift Aid


May 30, 2017

Sue

Good luck Suzie and well done for taking on this challenge. You are a star!

£30.00


May 24, 2017

Jeanette

Well done Suzie!

£10.00

plus £2.50 Gift Aid


May 23, 2017

Kathy and Richard

£10.00

plus £2.50 Gift Aid


May 21, 2017

Anonymous

Good luck Suzie! xx

£5.00

plus £1.25 Gift Aid

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