'The reason behind me doing this and I've wanted to do something like this for a while, a very close friend of mine and also a Progress Housing colleague was diagnosed with Breast Cancer. Her fight and determination and strength of how she coped with the invasive treatments to overcome this horrible disease, was truly inspiring to me and to many others around her. To be a young mum of two beautiful children, keeping a job, home and to mentally and physically deal with what was thrown at her just astounded me.
So, I'm going to try and find a small amount of that strength and determination that she showed and push myself to complete this. I am by far a physically fit person, but to give back something to the people that helped and supported my friend through her difficult time would be great.'