Snowdon Hourseshoe walk in aid of Psuedomyxoma Peritonei reseach

On 21st August 2010 I along with several freinds will be attempting the Snowdon Horseshoe walk to raise funds for Basingstoke and Northampshire Hospital -Pseudomyxoma Peritonei fund. The hospital is one of only two specialist centres in the country and the money will help buy equipment and fund research into this little known form of Cancer.

Only 1 in every million people will contract this desease and information and statistics are scarce. I was diagnosed with the desease last year and underwent surgery at Basingstoke on the 2nd of Feb 2010. I spent 12hrs on the operating table, a week in Intensive Care and a week on the specialist ward.

This blog will follow the team and their training over the next few months and ultimately report on the walk itself.........

There is also a link to our Just giving site below to allow money to be raised on line. Please give generously!

Thursday, 19 August 2010

Two days to go

So its nearly time for the big event! Most of us are travelling up to Llanberis tomorrow so we can get our tents pitched and get settled. Mark, Jon and I are leaving late morning so we can check out the facilities and local area and get a brew on and help the others get their tents up when they arrive.

So tonight will most of us will be digging out our kit and stuffing ruck sack's and so on. The weather forecast for tomorrow isnt fantastic, some patchy rain is forecast but winds are light. The forecast for Sat is brighter but still with some showers about....

Fundraising has reached the £3k mark and there is still more pledges and sponsorforms to be collated.

In an effort to give the walk some more publicity and boost fundraising I have also managed to get an article in the Bristol Eveing Post and can be found by clicking the link below..

Dave's article

So time to rest up a bit now, re charge the batteries and pack the should be a great weekend!

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