HIKE FOR HEALTH

 

In October this year, Jill and Gwyn are walking from Bath to London to raise awareness of breast cancer, the existence of Positive Action on Cancer and Little Gift Theatre's 'Time Bomb'. The walk begins on Thursday October 3rd and the duo arrive in London on October the 13th. Jill and Gwyn will be performing 'Time Bomb' once on route (7th October, Royal County Best Western Hotel, 4-8 Duke Street, Reading - 7.00pm) and on the 15th at the Royal Marsden Hospital in London - Julian Bloom lecture theatre, 1.00-2.00pm. Ring 01373 455 255 to book.

Hover the mouse over the route for itinerary info. Click for departure and mileage info.

'Hike for Health' is a joint fundraising initiative. Jill Miller is the founder of Positive Action on Cancer and co-founder of Little Gift Theatre Company. Gwyn Harwood is a peripatetic teacher who works with children of travelling families, integrating them into main stream education; she is also co-founder with Jill of Little Gift Theatre Company.

Positive Action on Cancer is a free professional counselling service based in Frome and serving the west country. PAC supports all people directly or indirectly affected by cancer.

Little Gift Theatre Company began it's life in 1998 and has devised a play 'Time Bomb' which is about the realities of living with breast cancer. The play is based on the real life experiences of Jill and Gwyn who have both had breast cancer and subsequent mastectomies.


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Gwyn Harwood and Jill Miller - co-founders of Little Gift Theatre Company Jill is also founder of Positive Action on Cancer.

Image 2 Gwyn and Jill in Little Gift Theatre's 'Time Bomb'. They will be performing the highly acclaimed play about the realities of living with breast cancer en route - at Reading, on the 8th and twice in London on the 14th & 15th October.

Image 3 All kitted up and ready to roll. Waterproofs have generously been donated by Mole Valley Farmers. Pictured with Jill & Gwyn are Nick Powell - Business Centre Manager (Mole Valley Farmers - Standerwick) and Vince Pidgeley, fundraiser with the Hike for Health Initiative.

Image 4 Getting ready to rumble requires sensible footwear. Gwyn& Jill try out boots which are kindly being donated by Andy Brunton, General Manager of AM Todd Company, Shepton Mallet.

The women's walking boots were donated by Andy Brunton, General Manager of AM Todd Company of Shepton Mallet, and their waterproofs were sponsored by Mole Valley Farmers of Standerwick.

Funds raised from this joint initiative will help to sustain the free counselling service and enable the theatre company to offer more subsidised performances to health professionals, schools, colleges and conferences throughout the UK.

If anyone would like to help with fundraising, join in the walk for a mile or two, join the team for general assistance with the walk or have a unique fundraising idea, then please contact Positive Action on Cancer, using the contact details below.

Telephone 01373 455 255
Positive Action on Cancer, 2a Market Place, Frome, Somerset. BA11 1AG

P.A.C PROJECT ( Positive Action on Cancer ) is a registered charity. Charity number 1053002