A Norwich woman is preparing to walk 500 miles to support the oncology team at the N&N where her parents were treated.
Louisa Dye, from Norwich, will be clocking up the miles throughout March, inspired after losing her father, Stuart Clarke, to pancreatic cancer in 2006 and her mother, Christine, to breast cancer and its secondaries in 2021.
Alongside her, will be Cockapoo, Stanley, along with as many friends and family as she can encourage along to raise money for the N&N Hospitals Charity oncology fund.
Louisa said: “In 2020, I started including walking into my fitness routine, anything from 5 miles to 24 miles.
“Since losing my mum, walking has kept me occupied and filled a gap in my life that mum filled. On one of my many walks on route to Whitlingham in November 2022, I came up with an idea to use walking as an advantage, to raise money for the oncology fund.
“This supports patients at the Weybourne Day Unit where patients receive chemotherapy and Mulbarton ward – the focus is on the treatment and care of those suffering from and living with cancer, both close to my heart as both my mum and dad used these facilities.”
Pupils from Langley Prep School at Taverham Hall will also be joining in with a two-mile walk on 16 March. If you would like to support Louisa, visit her JustGiving page:
More information about the charity and how you can support us, go to nnhospitalscharity.org.uk/