Kim’s year of challenges
Kim Hanbury contacted Deva CC about her fundraising challenge in memory of her father, next Wednesday, 22nd Sept, Kim and John Lewis will paddle from Farndon to Chester Weir and back to Sandy Lane, launching in Farndon at 10.00 a.m.
Back in January I decided to take the year to raise money for Darent Valley Hospital who have cared for my Dad for the past 5 years. He was diagnosed with bowel cancer and throughout the 5 years and 54 rounds of chemotherapy, the staff who cared for him were incredible. They’re heroes of another level. My family and I were constantly blown away by the efforts they went to in caring for him and trying to prolong his life. Each month I have done something new and different and challenged myself to new heights – from cycling 150 kms in one day, to rowing a marathon and hiking Hadrian’s Wall – I have managed to so far raise just over £4,000.Unfortunately, my Dad lost his battle in June of this year but together with my family – we decided to keep the challenges going to see the year out, and continue to try and raise as much as we can for this incredible hospital.It would have been his 68th birthday on September 22nd, so I saw it only fitting to paddle 22kms on the river. ’22 for 22′. My Dad loved rivers so it seems like the right challenge to do for this month. If anyone from the club wants to join in on the challenge – please do come along!Kim Hanbury
If you wish to sponsor Kim then please click here to visit her JustGiving page