Sponsered walk for Bowel Cancer UK
Having recovered from bowel cancer himself, RAF Waddington engineer Garry has been busy raising money for Bowel Cancer UK the country’s leading bowel cancer research charity.
For 5 days Garry has walked the 12 miles from his home to work at RAF Waddington. The unpredictable August weather, prickly brambles, sore feet and ankle twisting rabbit holes didn’t stop Garry from completing his intended walk and raising nearly £1000 for the charity.
The first day went without a hitch and on Tuesday he managed to shave a little off the previous days’ time. By Wednesday he was so focussed on making good time he ran the last mile but by this mid-week point his feet were definitely feeling it. Thursday did nothing to raise his spirits as when he left his house, the rain was bouncing off the tarmac. Soggy and sore he pushed through with Friday – the final day – on his mind.
Walking boots were discarded due to swollen ankles and the more forgiving trainers were the footwear of choice for Friday’s walk. Garry’s spirits were lifted by the beeps of support from passing motorists who’d been following his progress on social media and he arrived at RAF Waddington in his quickest time that week.
Garry said: “Having gone through bowel cancer myself I know the great work Bowel Cancer UK does to help, so even while my legs, feet and ankles were suffering its nothing compared to the suffering those with Bowel Cancer go through.
I was determined to finish raising as much as I could for a worthwhile charity.’’
Great effort Garry!