Running group donate thousands of pounds to Hunts Community Cancer Network
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The Hunts Community Cancer Network (HCCN) received a huge financial boost from a group of intrepid fundraisers.
Known as Wenman’s Wolves, the group raised more than £4,000 by competing in a 12km obstacle run.
The group came together through Jake Wenman, a personal trainer, as each sought to improve their fitness and a bond quickly developed.
When one of their members, Tina Thompson, was diagnosed with cancer, the group was quick to offer their support.
They were already booked in to do the UVenture obstacle run and they decided to use the event as a means of raising money for Tina’s chosen charity.
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Tina wanted to use the race to support a local charity and, as she was receiving care from the Hunts Community Cancer Network nursing team, chose to raise funds to help them to develop their service.
Her nurse, Sandra Langstaff, said: “Tina is an amazing lady who is not only coping with cancer but has begun a masters degree in criminology and has still found time to help support HCCN. The group worked hard to raise the money through sponsorship from friends, families, and businesses and Tina was there on the day to cheer them along.”
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Susan Moore, of HCCN, said: “We are really grateful for this support. We work in partnership with NHS funded nursing service of the same name. Between us we deliver support to local people and their families as they seek to manage themselves through a cancer journey.
“The nursing team visit people in their homes focusing on support throughout treatment and the charity offer ongoing support through a variety of activities as people seek to take back their lives. Our ambition is to establish our own building in order to be able to offer much more support to people and generous acts like this make that dream a little more possible.”