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Walking the wall for Bright

Thursday, 03 May, 2018
Walking the wall for Bright

Thank you and good luck to Nicola Dobson who will soon be embarking on a challenge to walk the length of Hadrian’s Wall to raise funds for Bright.

Describing the reasons behind the challenge, Nicola said: “For many years since I was small and took family holidays in Northumberland I have been amazed by Hadrian’s Wall and during August 2016 decided I was going to walk the length of the wall.

“On 13th September 2016 my husband Lawrence, collapsed and was rushed to the Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital in Cramlington where they saved his life. After a two night stay in hospital and various check-ups in local hospitals he made a good recovery and 6 months later returned to work, albeit, in a different role.

“So then I thought, why don’t I walk the wall for charity?

“The charity I have chosen is Bright Northumbria because I would like to raise money for local hospitals. When I was with Lawrence watching the doctors save his life I was amazed at the different techniques they used and the various scans he had to receive the diagnosis of an unprovoked sub-massive pulmonary embolism (large blood clot on his lungs that caused damage to his heart – his heart has since repaired itself). It was this first treatment that saved his life. I really cannot fault the NHS in all they did for him.

“I am planning to start my walk on 16th June at Bowness-on-Solway and will walk east to Segedunum in Wallsend. Ultimately, I want to enjoy this challenge and raise as much money as I can.

“I shall monitor my progress using my GPS watch and will publish my photos and thoughts when I return via my JustGiving page.

“To make a donation visit:  Alternatively, you can donate £5 by text – text ELXR96 £5 to 70070.