Hayley Clements from Bradley Stoke was diagnosed with thyroid cancer in September 2008, one day before her 27th birthday. Being such a positive and determined character, Hayley wanted to give something back to the nurses that have provided such enormous support throughout her journey by organising a 10k run and cycle ride in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.
“It was the most devastating news of my life” recalls Hayley “I had so many questions running around my mind that I didn’t know where to start. So when I was assigned a Macmillan nurse, who specialised in my type of cancer, it was such a relief that I had someone who could answer those questions and even answer questions I didn’t know I had.”
Hayley has received great support from TJ’s netball club of which she is a member. The whole team and even the juniors (who are coached by Hayley’s mum Sue) joined Hayley on Tuesday 5th May as they set off on their 10k ride from Teewell Hill Fishponds.
TJs netball team will also be running the Bristol 10k on the 10th May to say thank you to Macmillan Cancer Support for all of the support that they provided for Hayley. They have already raised over £2000 and you can help them raise even more for both the cycle ride and the run by donating via www.justgiving.com/tjsnetball
Jo Hillis, Macmillan Fundraising Manager, said:
“One in three people will get cancer at some point in their lives and there are currently 2 million people who are living with the disease. The fact that Hayley has had this wonderful support from a Macmillan nurse is a testament to all of the services that Macmillan provides and gets us closer to our ambition of reaching everyone who is affected by cancer.