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INSPIRING: Cancer survivor from Abbots Langley to take on 100km trek for charity

 Published on: 25th April 2022   |   By: Holly Bullen   |   Category: Uncategorized

An Abbots Langley resident is taking on a trek in the name of charity after winning her own battle with breast cancer.

Katherine Bunting, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in November 2020, will be taking on the Coppafeel 100km Pembrokeshire Coast trek.

The villager has decided to take on this feat in a bid to raise awareness and support the charity after her shock diagnosis.

Speaking to AbbotsNews, Katherine said she didn’t have any of the typical symptoms when receiving her diagnosis which is why supporting Coppafeel is so important.

She said: “I wasn’t expecting to be told I had cancer, I was devastated, I have two small children and it just didn’t compute.

“I’ve been building up my strength throughout the last year, the chemo knocked me sideways.

“It was horrible and I don’t want other people to go through this so if I can do anything to help.”

The challenge will take place in June and Katherine she is looking forward to the meeting the other women taking part.

She said: “This is a great opportunity to challenge myself but also more importantly raise awareness to help other people.

“If I can help people not go through what I went through it will be worth it and to change the negative experience to something positive.

“There’s something so powerful as a cancer survivor.”

Katherine recently hosted a concert at St Lawrence Church hall to raise funds and awareness.

So far Katherine has raised almost £3,000 and is hoping to carry out more fundraising events before the challenge in June.

You donate to Katherine’s fundraising here.

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