Known as Charl’s Angels, 20 women are planning to walk through the Nottinghamshire villages of Lowdham, Gunthorpe, Hoveringham, Gonalston, Epperstone, Woodborough and Calverton.
One of the walkers, Charlotte’s friend Gemma, said: “Cancer is something that has affected us as a group one way or the other over the years and most recently when we found out our beautiful friend Charlotte has breast cancer. Having just turned 40, this was not the start to her fabulous 40s that she was expecting.
“Charlotte is one of the strongest women I know and since being diagnosed she has faced it head on. As a friend you can only be there to support, to listen, to lend a shoulder and to provide the nibbles and giggles when chemo day comes. As a group of friends, we wanted to do more. We decided to do something in Charlotte’s name and to raise funds for the breast cancer unit at Nottingham City Hospital.
“Please sponsor us as a group so we can combine all our pennies into one. We are Charl’s Angels and we are doing this for our wonderful, inspirational, strong, fit friend Charlotte.”
Money will also be raised through a raffle and auction, with 1000 raffle tickets already sold, 80 items donated so far, and anything worth over £100 to be auctioned after the walk.
Around a quarter of the funds raised so far through the Charl’s Angels’ JustGiving page have come from Banner colleagues, with over £1700 already raised for the charity.
Charlotte said: "Thanks to all my lovely friends for every bit of support they have shown me. The messages to make me smile, gifts on the doorstep to cheer me up, support during chemo and this charity event you are organising to keep me focused on the positive.
"Those of you who have been touched by cancer or had the experience of living with someone diagnosed and undergoing treatment, will understand how massive this is, every single day."
Breast cancer affects over 45,600 women and around 300 men in the UK each year. Triple negative breast cancer is found in about one in five women with breast cancer, and more commonly in women under 40.
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To support Charlotte and the breast cancer unit at Nottingham City Hospital, and read more about Charlotte’s story, please visit the Charl’s Angels fundraising page: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/charlsangels1