Cat’s climb for cancer
3 June 2021
Cat is a senior sister in the oncology department at the Royal Free Hospital. Over the last year she has seen first hand the resilience of both staff and the patients visiting every day.
“With these moments still vivid in my mind, I feel compelled to acknowledge the bravery and strength of the human spirit that emerged from this challenge. Patients and colleagues alike, bravely walked alone in and out of hospital settings that were overwhelmed with the virus. I found it both difficult and inspiring to witness.”
Cat’s experience has inspired her to fundraise for the Royal Free Charity by taking on the ‘Three Peaks’ – Ben Nevis (Scotland), Snowdon (Wales), Scafell Pike (England).
“I want to raise awareness for all our beautiful patients who courageously, due to restrictions, attended first treatments alone, distressing A&E admissions alone and especially for our patients that took their last breath alone.”
We can’t thank Cat enough for both her dedication to patients over the last year, and her fundraising efforts, already raising over £3,000 to support the hospital.
“As I walk this challenge, I would greatly appreciate your support to raise awareness for our Cancer patients who bravely walked alone, and our team who took care of them.”
As Cat heads out on her adventure next week, you can support her fundraising from the comfort of home via her Just Giving page.