Stotfold woman set for Borneo trek in memory of beloved sister
PUBLISHED: 10:00 07 October 2018
A team of 11 trekkers will take on the rainforests of Borneo in less than two weeks to raise funds for Garden House Hospice Care.
One of the brave adventurers Anna Davies from Stotfold has spoken about her experience with the hospice and her thoughts around the journey she’s taking in memory of her sister.
She said: “My beautiful sister Debbie was diagnosed with terminal cancer in October 2016.
“She fought brave and hard until February this year when things started to get a lot worse. Debbie was very weak and had accepted that it was time to prepare for the inevitable.
“Her wish was to pass away at the hospice. From the minute we arrived her smile came back, she felt safe, secure and very pampered, nothing was too much trouble.
“As a family, we were listened to by the doctors and nurses, our concerns and questions answered.
“The family support team are always on hand to talk and listen and just be simply there. At times like ours, they were just invaluable.
“While I was wandering the corridors in my pyjamas at 2am I saw the poster for Borneo. It was then I realised I had a chance to give something back. “The next day I asked my sister how she felt and she said ‘you’re nuts, but I’ll be with you, you can do it’.
“With the help and support from family and the hospice, I reached my target and more just by setting up and JustGiving page.
“I am blown away by the support I have received. The hospice has touched so many people and I feel strongly about how important it is to do what we can to support it to keep it going.
“My sister passed away early March. She was not just my sister, she was my very best friend and I am lost without her.
“By having continued support from the hospice, my crazy wonderful Borneo team and my family, I feel at least I have something to focus on.
“The hospice made the hardest time of my life just that little bit more bearable, I can’t imagine what we would have done without them.”
“I am sure Borneo won’t be the last trek I do. I am doing it for you, Deb.”
The trekkers set off on Friday, October 12. To sponsor Anna, go to justgiving.com/fundraising/anna-davies36.