Tracy-Jane Hollyer from Greenhithe decided that she wanted to mark her uncle being given the all clear from throat cancer this year by undertaking a fundraising challenge for the charity that provided her uncle with support from the Dimbleby Cancer Care team at Guy’s and St Thomas’ hospitals. He attended the ‘Friends and family support’ coffee mornings and was introduced to other patients, which really helped him during a difficult time.
So in September, the 43 year old climbed Mount Kilimanjaro with two of her friends from HSBC where she works, Joanne Fraser and Misha Gupta.
Tracy-Jane, 43, said: “My whole family have been affected by cancer and Dimbleby Cancer Care has been fundamental in providing support to my uncle and our wider family. Thankfully he got given the all clear in January this year so we have been one of the lucky ones but I know that so many others are still going through dark days, battling this disease.
“I trained for six months and have took on long distance walks and I also climbed Mount Snowden by night, all in preparation.”
TJ has now raised over £2,000 including offline donations. Robin Pritchard, director for Dimbleby Cancer Care added: “It’s fantastic to see people like Tracy-Jane come out and supporting what we do with these fundraising challenges. We’re so grateful for all their hard work and for the support of their friends and famlies”.
To support Tracy-Jane please visit http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/TracyJaneHollyer