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Pair to tackle five peaks for Marie Curie
2:13pm Wednesday 18th September 2013 in News
TWO friends are set to take on the highest peaks in the Lake District to raise money for a cancer charity.
Denise Byrne and Helen Dobbin are hoping to raise £400 for Marie Curie Cancer Care by completing the epic challenge on Saturday.
The pair, both 49, from Colchester, have already raised more than £300 for the charity.
Mrs Byrne said: “I was once a Marie Curie nurse and my daughter’s grandmother was cared for at home by Marie Curie nurses, allowing her to die at home.
“Therefore I know how much this service is appreciated and valued by patients and their families.”
She added: “It is such a fantastic service to be able to offer people at the end of their lives and can involve anything, some of which may seem trivial or insignificant but, which to the family is going to stay with them for a very long time.”
Mrs Dobbin’s husband Richard died while being treated at St Helena Hospice, in Highwoods, two days after they were married.
Last year, she climbed Mount Kilimanjaro to raise money for the hospice.
Mrs Byrne added: “Helen was easily talked into taking on the Scafell Pike Five Peaks, as we both turn 50 this year, and we thought we should mark it by doing something for others.”
To support the pair, go to justgiving.com/Denise-and-Helen.
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