Vikki Hardwicke, aged 47 years old and mum of two children was fighting fit and preparing to run her first London Marathon. Just four months later in August 2015, Vikki was taken totally by surprise to be diagnosed with breast cancer, the same disease that her mother sadly died from at just thirty seven years of age.
A few months later in October, doctors advised Vikki that due to a family history of the disease major surgery was recommended. Following her diagnosis, Vikki decided to set herself a goal “part of my recovery was to set myself the aim of training for a big race. I decided to undertake the annual Yorkshire Three Peaks race, which would take place six months after my surgery.”
Vikki trains with Rossendale Harriers and feels that her good level of fitness has helped with her recovery. Despite being overwhelmed by tiredness after the operation having a goal motivated her and running over the Rossendale hills gave her some ‘me time’.
Vikki, who is a practice nurse, attended the Rossendale Hospice Day Care on a Wednesday kindly chose to fundraise for us. Vikki says “I am raised money for Rossendale Hospice as a way of saying thank you for the support, care and friendship they have offered me. I have seen first-hand the way in which the service is valued by so many people”.
In April 2016, Vikki successfully completed the gruelling Yorkshire Three Peaks race and raised the overwhelming sum of £2136 in sponsorship.
Tickets are still available for our Summer Raffle! You have until Fri 26th July to purchase a ticket from the hospice reception or one of our shops; Haslingden, Rawtenstall or Bacup. Draw takes place on Weds 31st July. Could you be the winner of £500? Got to be in it to win it!
In June, The Friends Group at Rossendale Hospice organised a Curry night at Anar Kali Restaurant. The evening was enjoyed by over 60 people and has raised a fantastic £621.20 for the Hospice. Thank you to the Friends and everyone who came to support the event.
As a result of the Rossendale Round Table closing, we were delighted to be invited to the last Spice Night held at Ashoka. Here, the Hospice were presented with a cheque for £1000 which we are incredibly grateful for.
Thank you for all your fundraising efforts over the years and we wish you all the very best.
Just two weeks left to book your appointment and take advantage of the Make A Will Month. 100% of the fee does direct to Rossendale Hospice. Make your appointment today by calling Hayden Solicitors on 01706 253633 or email email@example.com
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