Niven’s Norfolk ramble for cancer care

06 May 2019

Niven’s Norfolk ramble for cancer care
Niven Whatley is walking the Norfolk coastline to thank the team that provided incredible care when his wife was diagnosed with ovarian cancer.

When Sara Jane gave birth to their baby daughter, Ailsa, she was unexpectedly diagnosed with a form of the disease so rare that she was referred to a world specialist at Charing Cross Hospital.

To give back to the team that are providing such incredible care, Niven’s walking along the coast, including the 83-mile Norfolk Coastal Path, to raise money for the team at Ward 6 South, stopping to pick up litter along the way.

Niven said: “The care, support and guidance for patients and their loved ones is fantastic and staff welcome you almost as a friend each time you visit.

“They have also been lovely with our new-born daughter, Ailsa Matilda, and we have decided to donate a new baby change facility for the oncology and chemotherapy wards and to raise funds."

Niven decided on the fundraising trek as it combines three of the couple’s passions – cancer care, the environment and the Norfolk countryside!

He said: “The walk will entail walking sections of the Norfolk Coastal Path, collecting litter from beaches, paths, fields and woodland, taking photographs of the beautiful scenery and talking to passers-by about the cause.

“I was originally going to do it in a straight shot but have spoken with local press and businesses and now want to extend it and do more sections of the Norfolk coast and countryside, collecting more litter and involving more people.”

He’s hoping to raise £2,000 for the ward and has already hit the £1,300 mark. You can support his journey and stay updated on his JustGiving page.