Many of you will know Sheena Stanbridge, who was very ill with Leukaemia five years ago. She was lucky enough to be given a life-saving bone-marrow transplant through Anthony Nolan, a hard-working and effective charity that saves the lives of many people who have blood cancer or who need a blood stem cell or bone-marrow transplant.
This year Sheena met her donor Mark Quinn for the first time and together they have decided to raise money for Anthony Nolan by walking towards each other from their respective homes, each doing a 50-mile distance over three days, from 29th-3lst October, finally meeting up at the Wallace Monument in Stirling.
Sheena and her sister are going from Boltachan over the hills via Ardtalnaig, Comrie and Doune in 3 days, regardless of weather conditions, with Ian Marshall as organiser, sherpa and native guide. If you look at the route on an OS map, you will see it’s quite a challenge!
Ian has been her walking ‘mentor’ for the past 2 years to improve her health both physically and mentally. They started with a walk round Taymouth Castle, which completely exhausted her, but she has now graduated to the Ptarmigan Ridge!
Those of you who know Sheena will be aware how fortunate she was in finding a donor and also in making such a remarkable recovery. Please give your support and help save more lives through Anthony Nolan. To sponsor Sheena online, just click here http://www.justgiving.com/sheena-stanbridge
The work of the Anthony Nolan charity is very important in saving the lives of cancer sufferers so please sponsor Sheena if you can – and if you are between the ages of 18-40 then join the Anthony Nolan register. A simple saliva test is all that is needed!