My sister Tracey was an incredible woman with a loving husband and two fantastic children. Although feeling unwell, Tracey didn’t know she was suffering from a brain tumour. Losing someone dear to you so suddenly is very difficult. It makes you ask questions about life, some of which are unanswerable.
2017 seemed like the right time to do something to remember my sister and help others avoid the kind of loss my family and I experienced. The challenge has been in the back of my mind for a number of years, but there was always an excuse to say “next year”… Finally, I realised that I had to stop thinking about it and just do it!
So here I am, running this crazy distance to raise some real awareness for The Brain Tumour Charity. Please visit my JustGiving page to make a donation to this brilliant cause, and help change the future for people suffering from brain tumours.
Over the next five years, more than 46,000 people in the UK will be diagnosed with a brain tumour. Almost 25,000 of these people will die. The Brain Tumour Charity has two key goals:
- Double survival rate within 10 years
- Halve the harm that brain tumours have on quality of life within five years
To help The Brain Tumour Charity achieve these goals, you can make a donation via my JustGiving page.
To find out more about The Brain Tumour Charity and the work they do, please visit their website.
To learn more about me, check out my full website at The Run Doctor.
Thank you to the following brands and individuals for their support in making the Castle to Castle challenge a success:
Emma Cummins | Writer, editor and copywriter
Thank you to Greentree’s Caravan Store who have provided a caravan for myself and my crew, and to the following campsites for providing us with a pitch where we can rest our heads.
Holiday Inn Milton Keynes Central
Holiday Inn Express Nuneaton
Holiday Inn Stoke on Trent M6 J15
Sandside Caravan Park, Bolton le Sands
Waterfoot Park, Ullswater
Biggar Caravan Park, Biggar
Beecraigs Caravan and Camping site, Near Linlithgow
Holiday Inn Glasgow East Kilbride
The Walled Garden Caravan and Camping Park, River Girvan Valley
Holiday Inn Belfast City Centre
Holiday Inn Express Dublin City Centre
Tyddyn Llwyn Camping, Caravan and Touring Park, Porthmadog
Stay Little Outdoor Centre, Staylittle
Beanhill Farm, Alvington
Piccadilly Caravan Park, Lacock
If you’d like to know more about Castle to Castle, how you can get involved or show support, please get in touch using the form below.