Three years ago we decided to try to get fit and
signed up to do a mini triathlon at Harborough
Leisure Centre. I (Katy) was not a great swimmer
and Liz kindly took me for a training session at
a local pool. The training was tough, and Liz
was robust in her approach!
I tried very hard but was taken ill in the pool
with a headache. I went to hospital where they
diagnosed a benign brain tumour so I couldn’t do
the triathlon that time. Liz carried on however
(cheered on by friends and family - including
me) but the day after successfully completing
the challenge she went to get a breast lump
assessed and was diagnosed with breast cancer.
Both of us have now completed our treatment
(scars have healed, hair has grown back) and we
have gone on to complete a subsequent triathlon.
Now, with a huge amount of gratitude for
everyone’s kindness and, as NHS workers
ourselves, a wish to give something back to
cancer care we are up for a new challenge. We
would love your support!
We are travelling from 20 to 23 September this
year. We are cycling 90 miles the first day, 90
miles the second day and only 60 on the final
day. We will be paying our own costs but we also
have a fundraising target set by the charity,
which is £800 each.
To help us achieve this target our first event
will be a sale of preloved clothing, bags and
accessories, to be held on Thursday 15 March
(see page 2). If you would like to donate
your lovely items to this worthwhile cause,
please bring them to
us at 12 The Villas, Church Road, Kibworth, LE8
0NB. If we’re out please leave them in the
If you’d like to make a cash donation, these can
be made to our online account