My name is Matt Wallis, Iím a Knebworth resident and next
year will see me taking part in an expedition to trek and climb through
the Andes Mountain range to raise much needed money for Marie Curie
Cancer Care. The reason for my article is that I would really
welcome the local communities support.
Most people's lives have sadly been touched by cancer,
and I know this is an illness close to many peoples' hearts. I wanted to
help to try to raise money to improve care in Hertfordshire and help
make life more comfortable for those who are terminally ill.
The expedition will involve up to ten hours of
strenuous climbing and trekking each day in possible extremes of heat,
cold and high altitude. This will be physically challenging for me, but
I'm sure my minor suffering will hammer home to me the physical and
mental suffering those people who are affected by cancer face daily. I
have a personal fundraising target of £3,000, however I intend to smash
this, and any assistance either from local individuals or business would
be much appreciated.
If you can, please take a moment to sponsor me. It's
really easy - you can donate online by credit or debit card at the
I have detailed below some additional facts about
Marie Curie and my challenge, Iím sure you will agree it is a great
cause and one Iím proud to be associated with..
- Marie Curie Cancer Care provides high-quality
nursing, totally free, to give terminally ill people the choice of
dying at home supported by their families.
- Over the past three years, Overseas Challenge
cyclists and trekkers have raised more than £700,000 for Marie Curie
Cancer Care, which has paid for more than 45,000 hours of Marie
- Marie Curie Nurses care for around 25,000
patients a year.
- Marie Curie Cancer Careís work is important to us
all because around 40% of people will develop cancer at some time in
their life. Every year cancer claims the lives of 150,000 people in
Any assistance you feel you can give me is hugely