Amanda Coward raised an outstanding total of £1,091.25 in aid of Pendleside Hospice completing a zip line challenge.
In November 2018, Amanda felt ill with stomach pains. Just three days later, on the 18th, Amanda was diagnosed with stage four bowel cancer. The cancer perforated her bowel and spread to her liver by Christmas. Amanda has had twelve cycles of chemotherapy and numerous operations within the last twelve months.
Amanda was later referred to Pendleside Hospice by her district nurses and began attending Day Services at the Hospice as an outpatient for complimentary therapy with Complimentary Therapist Victoria Wilkinson for the last seven months.
Amanda bravely took on the Velocity 2 Zip Line on the 21st September 2019 with a large group of seventy three others fundraising for Pendleside Hospice. Amanda’s last chemotherapy session was just one week prior to her taking on the fastest zip line in the world and the longest zip line in Europe.
Since tackling the zip line Amanda has been given the all clear and is planning to return to work, within the Safeguarding team at Park High School in Colne, after the October half term break. Amanda stated “I thoroughly enjoyed the zip line and am so thankful to my friends and family for sponsoring me and helping raise money for Pendleside. At first when I heard that I had stage 4 Cancer I thought that I wouldn’t recover, so it was surreal to be given the all clear the other week. Thankfully after treatment and support from my family and friends I will be returning to work and gaining some normality back”.