Brave Weston woman battles on for Hospicecare

PUBLISHED: 17:30 29 September 2011

Naomi, Belinda and Sylvia completing the walk: Photo by Alex Barnard

Naomi, Belinda and Sylvia completing the walk: Photo by Alex Barnard

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WHILE hundreds of women took to the beach for Weston Hospicecare's Midnight Walk last week, one brave woman headed to the promenade to do her bit, just two weeks after finishing a second course of chemotherapy.

Naomi Starling, aged 55, from Weston was not able to take part in the walk because of illness and so completed the charity effort in a wheelchair with help from friends Sylvia Broomhall and Belinda Barnard.

Sylvia said: “Naomi already had ovarian cancer and last September did the midnight walk and she was then diagnosed with a brain tumour and only given a few months to live, but she was desperate to do it again this year.”

Naomi had been a patient at the Hospice as recently as May and was determined to take part once again and has raised an estimated £300 in the process.

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