In April 2019 Emily Betson will be taking part in a charity Trek to Machu Picchu in the Andes in memory of her Mum Regine and to raise funds for Woking & Sam Beare Hospices.
Regine Betson was diagnosed with cancer in 2011 and following several years of various treatments came under the care of the hospice in in the autumn of 2017. The first contact with the hospice was with the Clinical Nurse Specialists [CNS] from the Community Team, who met with the family at the hospice to discuss the care that Regine needed.
Alongside the care for Regine counselling and support was provided for her husband Daniel, her son Samuel and her daughter Emily.
In February 2018 Regine’s condition deteriorated rapidly and with the help and support of the hopsice the family made the decision for Regine to be transferred to Woking Hospice where she died on 10 February aged just 47.
“Mum and I had often discussed doing a charity trek to The Andes as it was one of her dreams to visit the lost Inca city of Machu Picchu” commented Emily “So to be able to take on this challenge is a fitting tribute to her memory, the care that we received as a family helped us during the most difficult months of our lives and they continue to help us today”.
Emily has almost reached her fundraising target helped along by a quiz night that was held at Woking Football Club raising over £1200, despite the snow it was an amazing evening with a fantastic turnout.
“To lose the love of your life after 25 years together is the most life-changing experience and there are not the right words to express how essential it is to have the right level of help and support.” added Daniel Betson “As a family we feel passionate about supporting the hospice so they can continue to support others”.
“We are so grateful to the Betson family for their wonderful support of the hospices and we wish Emily a wonderful trip, a perfect tribute to her Mum.” Nicole Sallis, Events Fundraising Executive.
If you feel inspired by Emily and would like to take part in your own challenge find out more here.
You can follow Emily’s progress here