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Raising funds for her great niece...

In September I walked the Edale Skyline.  This was real challenge for me as at over 20 miles it would be twice the distance I would usually walk.  I arrived bright and early in Hope feeling to meet my fellow walkers and our guide Hannes.

Our route started by heading up Win Hill and finished by coming down from Lose Hill.  In between there were fascinating rock formations, a flagged path across the moor, and trig points.  As the name suggests there were great views of Edale, and we also had views of the Hope Valley on the section from Mam Tor to Lose Hill.

The weather was kind, views were amazing and the company great.

My reason for walking was to raise money for 2 charities that have helped my great niece Ellie and her family this year.

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Ellie is 8 years old. In March this year she was found to have a tumour on the kidney. Even after shrink it before surgery when it was removed it weighed 2kg – a lot for a dainty little girl. She has since had further surgery and radiotherapy, and is currently have chemotherapy as an inpatient every few weeks, and the plan is for this to carry on until at least March next year.  Through it all she has kept smiling.

Ellie’s mum and dad suggested 2 charities that have helped them over the past few months, Ronald McDonald House which has enabled the family to be together when she is an inpatient and CLIC Sargent, which specialises in supporting young people with cancer and their families.  If you would like to help these charities be there for other children like Ellie you can donate at https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-display/showROFundraiserPage?userUrl=JanLines&pageUrl=1

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