Media Release

Cancer patient Sandy walking ten miles to fundraise for breast care unit

A breast cancer sufferer is doing a sponsored walk to benefit QEH, where she is being treated.

Sandy Underwood is undergoing chemotherapy so the ten-mile round trip between Heacham and Old Hunstanton is scheduled for a rest week during her treatment.

Proceeds from the walk on Saturday, 30 June will go to our West Norfolk Breast Care Unit.

Sandy (54), who worked at the hospital for more than 20 years and is now a HIV nurse specialist at iCaSh in King’s Lynn, is doing the walk with niece Megan Clarke and Megan’s mum, Julie Wilson.

The event has been organised by Megan (18), who is on a nursing and paramedics course at King’s Lynn’s College of West Anglia before going to Cambridge’s Anglia Ruskin University in September to study children’s nursing. Fundraising is already well on the way to achieving the initial target of £500.

Megan, of Wisbech, said: “My aunt had breast cancer ten years ago and was in remission but has been diagnosed with it again.

“She is a strong woman and I know she will beat this. I just want to be able to help give back to the nurses, consultants, oncologists and the general unit for all of their hard work they do by supporting the patients living with breast cancer and their families.”

Sandy’s husband Jonathan, who is a staff nurse at QEH, and Megan’s step-dad, Jamie Graves, will be the support team on the route.

Jonathan said: “Sandy’s a very positive person and she’s upbeat about her condition. I’m really proud of her for doing the walk and I’m pleased and proud of Megan for organising it. They will be wearing pink T-shirts and collecting en route so if anyone sees them please feel free to have a chat.”

To donate online visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/megans10miles.

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Photo caption: Megan Clarke (left) and Sandy Underwood with the prize from a name the bear competition which is further fundraising for West Norfolk Breast Care Unit

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