Teacher's tribute trek will raise money for Marie Curie Hospice Penarth
9:00am Sunday 19th August 2012 in News
A MUSIC teacher from Cardiff was so impressed with the care her husband received at the Marie Curie Hospice, Penarth, that she is taking on the Grand Canyon trek challenge to raise vital funds for the Hospice.
Carolyn Hunter said: "My husband Tim had to go into the Marie Curie Hospice in Penarth initially just for a couple of weeks to sort out his medication, but at the time we didn't realise that his condition had worsened considerably and he was only there for five days before he passed away.
"Thanks to the Marie Curie nurses he was pain free and comfortable at the end and had his own room with a beautiful view.
"After Tim died I felt very close to the nurses who had treated him and been there for him at such a difficult time in his life, so when the chance came along to trek across the Grand Canyon to raise funds for the hospice and give something back, it felt like exactly the right thing to do.
"Tim had even joked when we first arrived at the hospice, after we spied a leaflet advertising a previous trek to the Great Wall of China, that he could imagine me doing something like that in the future."
Carolyn will join 15 local people in October to trek the Grand Canyon to raise money for the Hospice.
After that the next big Marie Curie adventure, taking place in May 2014, will be Peru to trek the Inca Trail.
For more information call the fundraising office on 02920 426068 or register online at www.mariecurie.org.uk