|Nurses Cross the Desert to Support Marie Curie|
|News - Community News|
|Tuesday, 21 August 2012 18:57|
Nurses Cross the Desert to Support Marie Curie
Two nurses from Hywel Dda Health Board are trekking the Grand Canyon to fundraise for Marie Curie Cancer Care.
Dawn Alberto and Christina Newton from Amman Valley Hospital will be crossing the bottom of the Canyon in a six day camping trip next March.
The Ward Sister and Staff Nurse will be hiking six hours each day, travelling from Phoenix to Las Vegas and covering a total distance of 81 kilometres.
Staff Nurse Christina said: “This is going to be an arduous task as there is one day where we have to cover 25 kilometres; we also have to absail down a waterfall and worst of all sleep with the snakes!”
The nurses decided to fundraise for the cancer charity after seeing the Marie Curie nurses at their hospital.
Christina continued: “At Amman Valley palliative care beds so we see the use of Marie Curie nurses there all the time.
“It’s about giving people the choice rather than thinking that hospital is the only option. There is a lot more nurses out there with charity in the community.”
To donate to the nurses Grand Canyon trip, go to: www.justgiving.com/Dawn-Alberto and www.justgiving.com/Christina-Newton