Denise to complete Midnight Beach Walk to thank hospice for support

PUBLISHED: 09:00 29 August 2017

Denise with some of the Tiger Feet team.

Denise with some of the Tiger Feet team.

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A woman who was diagnosed with lung cancer after recovering from cervical cancer has signed up to Weston Hospicecare’s Midnight Beach Walk with friends and family.

Denise Ollett is walking with a group of family and friends under the team name Tiger Feet, to say thank you to the staff and volunteers for their support throughout her illnesses.

Denise was given the all-clear from cervical cancer in 2011, but five years later she was diagnosed with metastatic lung cancer.

The cancer is incurable, but Denise has received chemotherapy treatment and is determined to stay fit and well, with the help of Weston Hospicecare.

She said: “I finished my chemo in April 2017, and I am getting fitter every day. My cancer is not curable, but I am well now and intend to stay well.

“My family and friends have supported me throughout my treatment and I can’t thank everyone enough at Weston hospital for the excellent care that I received and ongoing support from the Wellbeing Centre at Weston Hospicecare.

“I have received physiotherapy, exercise advice, reflexology and a facial. I have learnt a new craft and decorated a bottle for flowers and coloured a heart with all my family’s names on it.

“I had a lovely buffet lunch and endless cups of tea and coffee from the friendly volunteers who brighten up everybody’s days with their humour and helpful nature.

“The counsellor is always available if we needed to discuss anything.

“The hospice is allowing me to build up my confidence to return to work and gives me the ability to ensure that I stay as healthy as I can to remain strong enough to enjoy my life and my family.

“Having cancer twice is just an inconvenience and not anything to prevent me from enjoying my life, my family and time with my friends.”

Weston Hospicecare’s Midnight Beach Walk is taking place on Weston beach on September 30.

The sponsored event is for women only and involves a 5km walk along the beach.

Event fundraiser Kelsey Dehaney said: “We’re delighted to have the Grand Pier as sponsors of our Midnight Beach Walk again this year.

“The whole evening is a really special event in the calendar for Weston Hospicecare, and we welcome all women to join us as we light up the dark for hundreds of local people.”

To sign up for the walk, visit www.westonhospicecare.org.uk/midnight or call 01934 423960.

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