Taking a walk in aid of Dot House
A medical secretary who was supported by Dorothy House Hospice Care when she was diagnosed with breast cancer will be one of hundreds of women on the annual Bath Midnight Walk on Saturday.
Sharon French, 55, who works at the Lovemead Roundstone Surgery, in Polebarn Circus, Trowbridge wants to give something back to the Winsley charity which supported her through her battle with the illness in 2009.
Miss French, who moved to Melksham from Dorset in 2004, will be taking part in the 8km midnight fundraising walk, with hundreds of other women who have been supported by the charity in some way.
Miss French said: “I am very grateful to Dorothy House for providing me with someone to talk to when it was most needed.
Miss French was treated at Swindon’s Great Western Hospital and had chemotherapy at Royal United Hospital in Bath.
Staff from Dorothy House would regularly phone her to check on her condition and nurses visited Miss French at home.
Miss French said: “Without the support from Dorothy House and especially nurse Kathy George, I would have found the experience even more traumatic than it already was.
“I’m really pleased to be supporting Dorothy House as it is an amazing charity and works hard to support our community.”
Last year’s Midnight Walk raised £145,000 through the entrants’ sponsorship for Dorothy House and organisers hope to have another successful event this weekend.
Phillippa Watson, Dorothy House’s event fundraiser, said: “It is fantastic to see so many women taking part in this event and raising money for Dorothy House.
“I’m sure it will be a great success and with all the many women taking part, there is sure to be a great atmosphere in Bath on Saturday night.”
For more information, visit www.bathmidnightwalk.co.uk.