Hi I'm Karen Clayton,

 

I'm 50 years old in February 2019 and live in Newport, Shropshire.

 

I have set myself the challenge of doing 50 things for my 50th birthday year to raise money for Marie Curie UK who offer care and support through terminal illness and a charity extremely close to my heart.

 

Please join me on what looks set to be an incredibly challenging journey, support, donate, simply follow & share or, if you fancy you could even take part in one of my challenges with me!

In April 2016 step dad John was diagnosed with lung and pancreatic cancer with an outlook of three months to live, after extensive intense treatment the cancer still continued to develop and spread.

 

During his treatment my mother was suddenly diagnosed with terminal breast and then bone cancer in June 2017, she died at home in August 2017 aged 67.

 

Marie Curie charity became involved in the last two weeks of my step dad Johns life, it is impossible to say how much they helped us, words cannot say enough.....

The palliative care of both my parents was the biggest challenge of my life to date and is why I have set myself this new biggest challenge of my life to fund the one charity that were there with us when we needed support.

 

With everything that has happened it makes it even more important for me to enjoy the great outdoors as much as possible, Snowdon being a great favourite of mine.

 

I often think of people, young and old, that are going through what I experienced and hope to raise enough money to pay for the brilliant Marie Curie nurses to be able to come and help them as they did for us.

 

Many thanks for taking the time to read this and hope to see you along the way!

 

Karen Clayton xxx

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