Fundraising is stepped up for battling Elaine

Elaine Hammond, who is organising a walk around Willen Lake.
Elaine Hammond, who is organising a walk around Willen Lake.

A mum who has been facing cancer is to continue her fundraising work after vital support from a charity.

Last year Elaine Hammond had been organising a series of walks around the world after being told she only had years tolive, with her health meaning she had to abandon the idea of scaling Mount Kilimanjao.

Elaine, 51, said: “Thanks to the help of a charity called Penny Brohn Cancer Care, I was able to reassess my situation and make positive changes in my life which have amazingly helped my health to improve over the last year.

“So much so that I have started hiking again and have signed up to to the Mount Kilimanjaro Climb in February next year.”

Elaine is organising a sponsored walk around Willen Lake on Saturday, September 19, starting at the Milton Keynes Peace Pagoda at 11am. Funds raised will be split between Penny Brohn Cancer Care and Willen Hospice. Elaine, who married husband Stephen 55, in 2013, was diagnosed in 2012. Visit www.worldwalk.org.uk