Sarajane Climbs Snowdon for Cancer Charity

Civilian Instructor Sarajane Marchant of 1239 (Broxbourne & Hoddesdon) Squadron has recently returned from climbing Snowdon in North Wales in a bid to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support. The mum of two, who serves as Adjutant with 1239 Squadron, was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010 and continued treatment until mid-2011. Only a year later, in 2012, did she find herself taking part in the annual 10 mile Pink Ribbon walk raising money for the charity Breast Cancer Care.

CI Marchant tells of the climb, in her own words, "although I did lots of walking as training, it was a lot tougher than I expected. It was the support of my fellow climbers, who had also recovered from Breast cancer that meant I made it to the top (and down again!)".

CI Sarajane Marchant (Centre) with her fellow charity climbers. 

Officer Commanding 1239 Squadron, Flt Lt Mark Richards said "Sarajane has been a real inspiration to the staff and cadets of the squadron and her sheer determination and perseverance has come to fruition with her successful climb of Snowdon".

After a very charitable response from friends, family and colleagues, to date, CI Marchant has raised a fantastic £1,085 and counting! What's more, the group of mountain climbers of which CI  Marchant was a part of, have raised a phenomenal figure of just under £42,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support. Such a fantastic result can only help the charity continue to be a vital lifeline for people wrestling with one of today's most devastating diseases.