Eleanor to give back a year after 12 months’ treatment

Eleanor Harwood with her daughters
Eleanor Harwood with her daughters
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A WOMAN who has undergone a year’s worth of treatment for cancer is now looking to give something back to the organisation that supported her – with months of fundraising.

A year ago, Eleanor Harwood from Stony Stratford was diagnosed with bowel cancer despite leading a relatively healthy, active lifestyle.

She will kick off her fundraising year with the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning on Friday, September 30 when she will be hosting a coffee morning at Stony Stratford Methodist Church Hall from 10am to noon.

She said: “Looking back to those early days after diagnosis it was a really bewildering time. The Macmillan website was an invaluable source of information and the online community was really supportive. You realised that many people were going through similar emotions and treatments and it helped keep things in perspective.

“Now I have come through a year of treatment – radiotherapy, surgery and chemotherapy – I want to be able to give something back. It should be fun too. I see it as part of enjoying life again.”

Over the next year Eleanor is intending to do at least one fitness challenge as well as a lot of other child-friendly activities to please her two young daughters.

To support Eleanor’s fundraising efforts check out her justgiving page at www.justgiving.com/year-for-macmillan. To find out more about hosting your own coffee morning, please visit http://coffee.macmillan.org.uk/