Girls get going

MEMBERS of a gym are gearing up to take part in a 5k run in aid of Marie Curie Cancer Care. Patricia Willis, her daughter, Melissa Willis and friends Anita Seals, Michelle Seals, Michelle Angus, Elaine Jenkins and Veronica Steel are all members of Shephal

MEMBERS of a gym are gearing up to take part in a 5k run in aid of Marie Curie Cancer Care.

Patricia Willis, her daughter, Melissa Willis and friends Anita Seals, Michelle Seals, Michelle Angus, Elaine Jenkins and Veronica Steel are all members of Shephall Leisure Centre in Stevenage.

They will be joining thousands of women to run in Hydro Active, a ladies-only run on September 3 in London's Hyde Park.

Patricia and Melissa have first hand experience of the Marie Curie Nursing Service, as Patricia's father Tom Scott was cared for by a Marie Curie Nurse.


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Patricia said: "The reason that I wanted to run for Marie Curie Cancer Care is a way of saying thanks for all the help and support that they showed to my father several years ago when he was diagnosed with cancer of the oesophagus.

"The Marie Curie nurses were there for all of us during our darkest times.

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"Even after my father passed away they were there for support and help to my children. I cannot thank them enough for their total compassion and commitment when we needed it most.

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