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Funds raised in memory of Elinor Green

A group of 25 school friends of the late Elinor Green have completed an amazing fundraising hike, on behalf of Macmillan Cancer Care and in memory of Elinor.
A group of 25 school friends of the late Elinor Green have completed an amazing fundraising hike, on behalf of Macmillan Cancer Care and in memory of Elinor.  This wonderful achievement took place on Sunday 11th September and has raised, to date, in excess of £26,000.
 
As they say on their fundraising page ‘(We are) 25 school friends who are coming back together to hike an unexpectedly hilly half-marathon through the Wye Valley.

In 1995, when we were all just 17, we lost our extraordinary classmate, Elinor Green, to cancer. Elinor's astounding grace, wisdom and courage in facing her illness and death were inspirational. She wrote a poem, Meaning, and a short reflective essay, Meditation on Impending Death, in her final weeks - we encourage you to click on the links.

In the 27 years since Elinor's illness and death, many of us have lost loved ones to cancer, and some of us are living with cancer diagnoses ourselves. Our experiences have taught us that the battle against cancer is fought not only with medical treatment, but with the vital support of family, friends, and organisations. We are reuniting to honour Elinor's legacy by raising money for Macmillan Cancer Care, which offers life-changing assistance to thousands of cancer patients, their families and friends, every single year.'

If you would like to support this wonderful cause, please click here.

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