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Walk for Veronica - Jurassic Coast Challenge

Natalie Cash
Maria Higgs
Christina Manny
Penny Horn

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[p][b]RAISING MONEY FOR SMILE4WESSEX:[/b][/p][p][b]Written by Natalie, in memory of Veronica:[/b][/p][p]On Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd May 2021, I am walking the 100kms Jurassic Coast Challenge from Corfe Castle to Bridport. I am being supported by some very good, fit (and slightly crazy!) friends along the route: Maria Higgs and Penny Horn (day 1, 58kms). The challenge has been postponed since March 2020, due to Coronavirus, but is now confirmed for May and we're in intense training and determined to complete the challenge.[/p][p]We are doing this to raise funds for the charity - Smile4Wessex - who support the Wessex Neurological Unit at Southampton General Hospital. This charity is very close to my heart following the death of my Mom on 14 January 2020. Mom fell ill very suddenly on New Year's Eve 2019 as we were all gathered for a family celebration, and admitted that night to the Wessex Neurological Centre. She was diagnosed with a bleed on the brain which was inoperable. Although the prognosis was bleak, we hoped that Mom would pull through, but sadly the brain injury was too great. Mom suffered a series of further bleeds on the brain and died 14 days later. [/p][p]Prior to this Mom was fit, active and healthy and it was a huge shock to all her family and friends. We spent many hours with Mom on the ward (in the final week we made sure that Mom had one of us with her around the clock) and witnessed the indiscriminate nature of neurological conditions and how devastating the impact can be. We are so thankful for the expertise and care from the teams that looked after her. They do amazing work not only in caring for patients and dedicating themselves to rehabilitation, but also supporting families through difficult times and distress. It was devastating losing Mom but this is a positive move to honour her memory and support the charity to help the Unit care for others. There is always hope and advances in treatments are being made all the time.[/p][p]For those who knew Veronica they'll remember that she loved a good hike. Mom and dad went everywhere with walking boots and waterproofs in the boot of the car, always ready! It's a habit that's stuck with my brother Lloyd and I too. As a family we walked miles and miles over the years, all over the country but we always had a soft spot for the Dorset coast and spent many hours and miles walking it. Mom also loved the companionship of walking and was involved in a local walking group - WIMPS. The friendship and being outdoors meant a lot to her and she always spoke so happily of the WIMPS' outings. [/p][p]This challenge is perfect to honour Mom's memory, remember her spirit and all the happy times we had and also help raise funds for this charity. Their work makes a real difference.[/p][p]We really appreciate all your support and thank you for any donations,[/p][p]Natalie, Penny and Maria[/p][p]xxxxx[/p][p][br][/p][p] [/p][p][i]Smile4Wessex provide charitable support to the Wessex Neurological Centre, who provide acute and specialist care to a population of approximately 3 million people across Hampshire, Dorset, Wiltshire, West Sussex, the Isle of Wight and the Channel Islands, for numerous neurological conditions including brain tumours, brain injury, stroke, brain haemorrhage, epilepsy, motor neurone disease and dementia. [/i][/p][p][i]Smile4Wessex appeals ensure that the Wessex Neurological Centre is equipped with the very best technology and facilities available, and sponsor pioneering research into new treatments for a variety of neurological conditions, and for this reason The Wessex Neurological Centre is one of the largest and most highly respected neurological centres in the UK[/i][/p]
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Supporters


May 7, 2021

Janet

Good luck

£15.00

plus £3.75 Gift Aid


May 1, 2021

Mum and Dad

£50.00

plus £12.50 Gift Aid


May 1, 2021

Rowena Phillips-Silverwood

What an amazing thing to do for such a special cause. Good luck, I’m sure you’ll smash it!x

£15.00

plus £3.75 Gift Aid


Apr 30, 2021

Martin Bunte

Good Luck Maria and friends , hope you get good weather .

£30.00

plus £7.50 Gift Aid


Apr 28, 2021

The Davidsons

£20.00

plus £5.00 Gift Aid


Apr 26, 2021

Gillian C

Thank you Gillian

£10.00


Apr 25, 2021

Nona and Mark

What a great thing to do for a wonderful cause! We’ll be wishing you well every step of the way Nat. Nona and Mark xx

£50.00

plus £12.50 Gift Aid


Apr 25, 2021

Rob Willox

Good luck, enjoy the walk and no doubt some happy memories.

£20.00

plus £5.00 Gift Aid


Apr 25, 2021

Julian Jo Emilia

Penny, all our thoughts will be with you. All our love Julian, Jo & Emilia

£50.00

plus £12.50 Gift Aid


Apr 25, 2021

Suzanne

Good luck!!

Natalie Cash

Natalie Cash

Maria Higgs

Maria Higgs

Christina Manny

Christina Manny

Penny Horn

Penny Horn

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