Nick's Coast to Coast Challenge

Nick has decided to take on a big challenge this summer and from the 18th June to 1st July he is going to walk Coast To Coast in memory of his wife Annette.

Updates will be posted here and on social media during his challenge – #C2C4Annette

Read Nick’s Story…

“My wife, Annette, made me promise that when I retired we would do the Coast to Coast walk together. Sadly, she died from breast cancer in January this year. A couple of weeks before she died she made me promise that I would complete the Coast to Coast in her memory and raise some money for the Breast Unit at Ipswich Hospital and St Elizabeth Hospice, whose teams cared for her during her illness.

So from 18th June to 1st July this year I will be walking the 191 miles of the Coast to Coast path, with some  friends and family who will be joining me for part of the way.

Please give generously in memory of an extraordinary person who is loved and missed, and was an inspiration to so many.


Donate to Nick’s challenge here

All  money raised will be going to support The Blossom Appeal and St. Elizabeth Hospice, specifically to raise money for things which Nick and Annette were most passionate about:

“For the breast unit,  quiet space which is non- clinical is essential for patients and their families. Having somewhere where you can get away from the hustle and bustle of clinical care is important and I want to raise some money specifically for this space

The home care team from the hospice who looked after Annette were simply great! Most people would choose to die at home and the support from the Hospice at Home team make this possible. Annette was very clear that she wanted any money raised to go to the further development of this team”

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