Work colleagues don their walking boots
Steph Davies & Chris Harding who both work for Whittaker & Co are taking part in the organised 51st Across Wales Walk on Saturday 6th September 2014. The route is normally 45 miles long from the English border at Anchor near Clun in Shropshire, to the Welsh coast at Clarach Bay near Aberystwyth. Chris said “the average time for completion of the walk is usually around 14 hours in which time you finish the event in daylight so hopefully we will do in that time as the event only has an 18 hour time limit” Both have been preparing for the walk but not as much as they would have liked lately, Steph said “we both took part in the Sarn Sabrina walk on Saturday 31st May 2014 which was 25.4 miles, we completed it in just under 11 hours and raised £102 for Macmillan Cancer so hopefully we will be successful in September” Both Steph & Chris have decided to raise funds and awareness for Pancreatic Cancer UK after their work colleagues Jane & Claire Haddon lost their dad suddenly to the deadly disease at the end January 2014
Below are Steph & Chris proudly showing off their “Sarn Sabrina Walk” Certificates.
If you would like to encourage Steph & Chris to do the 51st Across Wales Walk, you can sponsor the pair through Just Giving by visiting www.justgiving.com/Stephanie-Davies12 or pop in to the office between 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday – Whittaker & Co, Bryn Isel, The Bank, Newtown, Powys. SY16 2AB. However much or little you want to sponsor them, it all helps at the end of the day
Around 8,000 people are diagnosed with pancreatic cancer (also known as cancer of the pancreas) each year. It is the ninth most common cancer in the UK, more common in people over 60 and not usually found in people under 40 years of age
Cancer of the pancreas is a very serious form of cancer which is both difficult to detect and treat. Because pancreatic cancer causes few symptoms in its early stages, the condition is often not diagnosed until the cancer is relatively advanced. Surgery to remove the tumour is usually the only way to completely cure pancreatic cancer. But this is a suitable treatment for only around 15 to 20% of patients. If your pancreatic cancer cannot be cured, then treatments can help slow the growth of the tumour and ease any symptoms you may be experiencing