Doc­tor gets boots on for Nepal trek

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A HOSPICE’S med­i­cal direc­tor will be swap­ping her stetho­scope for her walk­ing boots when she re­alises a life-long dream of vis­it­ing Nepal as part of a fundrais­ing trek.

Dr Sharon Chad­wick has signed up for The Hospice of St Fran­cis’ an­nual Nepal Trek tak­ing place this au­tumn and the 50-year-old mum-oftwo says she can­not wait for the adventure to begin.

Dr Chad­wick, who has worked at the Berkham­sted-based hospice for 12 years and is cur­rently its med­i­cal direc­tor, as well as a con­sul­tant in pal­lia­tive medicine at the hospice and Wat­ford Gen­eral Hos­pi­tal, said: “I’ve al­ways wanted to go to Nepal. It’s been a life-long dream. I love the moun­tains and I en­joy be­ing ac­tive, so to be able to do some­thing I want to do so much and be able to raise money for the hospice at the same time, how could I not do it?”

The 12-day trip, sched­uled for Oc­to­ber 31 to Novem­ber 11 is led by ex­pe­ri­enced travel

LIFE-LONG DREAM: Dr Sharon Chad­wick firm Dif­fer­ent Travel and re­quire­ment of £3,300, in­cludes a five-day trek. half of which cov­ers the

Af­ter the trek, the cost of the trip. group will spend two To sign-up, visit www. days vol­un­teer­ing at a stfran­cis.org.uk/events, hospice in Kathmandu, email sarah.ajder@ which sup­ports stfran­cis.org.uk or call ter­mi­nally-ill pa­tients. 01442 869 555.

The trek is open to all To spon­sor Dr but re­quires a reg­is­tra­tion Chad­wick visit www. fee of £340 and a just­giv­ing.com/Sharon­min­i­mum fundrais­ing Chad­wick1.

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