Doctor gets boots on for Nepal trek
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.