Lin & Andy Trek 81 miles for Shine!

We are happy to announce that Shine member Lin, along with her husband Andy, have raised a whopping £1040 for Shine following an 81 mile trek along the South West Coast Path this summer.

Lin was diagnosed with endometrial cancer in December 2008 and faced 6 months of gruelling treatments including surgery and radiotherapy.  Following the successful treatments, Lin now has a 95% chance of the cancer not returning.

She heard about Shine Cancer Support during a Macmillan training course and has since been an active member. As well as being supported herself, Lin has been inspired to help others going through similar experiences.

Having already planned and run two successful fundraising pamper days, raising nearly £2000 for Shine, Lin and her husband Andy decided to take on the challenge of this 81 mile trek from Beer in Devon to Poole in Dorset.

Lin says “Shine makes a difference because it is not just a support group. It is a social experience where you can just have a laugh and meet other cancer patients. It is not all doom and gloom no matter what your prognosis.”

Talking about the trek, Lin says “My husband and I have been discussing doing this trek for a few years and we  finally organised it! It is exciting to use the opportunity to raise awareness and funds for Shine at the same time.

“We were soaked through on a few days but dried off in the end, there were so many hills as well but we are so pleased to have done it!”

We would like to say a massive well done and thank you to Lin and Andy for their huge achievement!

Thank you!




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