Help me and Christina help the Royal Marsden on 30 April
It’s a humbling experience when you meet someone that truly embodies the indomitable Human Spirit . Christina’s been training with me on and off for four years now. A mother with two young girls we’ve always had a great laugh whenever she’s been able to join me on camp and, over time, we’ve become firm friends. Of course we all have patchy periods of training for loads of reasons, it’s just that in her case, it’s been on and off because she’s fighting cancer. In the entire time I’ve spent with her I’ve never known Christina miserable, look for sympathy or bemoan what’s happening to her. All I have ever known her do is grasp life with both hands, every day. She shares the most positive spirit and a kindness of heart with everyone she comes into contact with and, despite the immense scale of her own challenges, she’s still putting time and energy into helping others, raising money for a succession of charities.
Her latest quest is to raise funds for the Royal Marsden Hospital who look after her and so many others like her while they face down this most devastating illness. She’ll be be taking part in sponsored 6k run on 30 April and I’m proud to have been asked to join her. In my case it will probably be a 6k fast hike as the man-child /baby Luca (now weighing in at nine and a half kilos!) will be coming along too!
If like me, you believe in the indomitable human spirit then please help Christina to help others by sponsoring either of us. Visit www.justgiving.com to make a donation. Type in either me or Cristina Bottrill under sponsor a friend then double click on the page. The rest should be easy, just follow instructions! I’d be really grateful. Lots of love. Kate x