A charitable team from our Studley setting is training hard to walk an epic 8.5 miles to raise funds for Chron’s and Colitis UK.
The team will be walking from Morrisons in Bromsgrove to Bright Kids, on the Slough in Studley on Saturday 3rd February.
They decided to take on the challenge after Senior Nursery Nurse, Zoe Davis, was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis last year. Colleagues Jemma Warring, Katie Tolley, Dan Doughty, Lauren Pegg and Georgia Buxton wanted to do something to show their support.
Zoe said: “Being diagnosed with this disease has completely changed my life and is the hardest thing I have ever had to come to terms with. Every sufferer has different symptoms, but mine include pain, swelling, nausea, vomiting, low immune system, high temperature, headaches and tiredness. My diet has had to completely change, I take medication daily and have to attend hospital regularly for treatment. It has effected every aspect of my life and I worry about missing work and appointments due to feeling unwell. My colleagues have been really supportive and I can’t thank them enough for helping with my challenge!
“Through my many treatments, I have seen more and more children and young people being diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis or Chron’s. We are taking on this challenge to raise awareness so that others can learn and understand more about these chronic conditions. We also want to raise as much as possible to help provide support to sufferers and the charity so that it can continue with its brilliant work and the search for a cure.”
All funds raised will go to Chron’s and Colitis UK – a charity that works to achieve a better quality of life for the 300,000 sufferers in the UK and ultimately aims to find a cure.
To donate please visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/zoeedavis26