Gillian will be participating in the Isle of Wight Challenge walk, which will involve hiking 70 miles (107km) in just 2 days!
Her reason for undertaking this walk, on behalf of Macmillan Cancer Support, is for raising awareness and support for those affected by all types of cancer, of which she has a reason to look closer to home. Her husband and our dear friend Glen Snelgar was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer known as Neuroendocrine (Carcinoid) which affects 1 in 20,000 people. Please read his story below!
A message from Glen…
I still pass through Wellers auction doors at Guildford and West Meon but as a friend, colleague and father no longer the broad shoulders, hands on director that I used to be. I have a chronic life limiting illness with various debilitating side effects.
It is important to stay positive however this is easier said than done. Sometimes it takes a lot of focus to exercise the body and spirit, while fresh air and exercise help. Walking the dog on a sunny day is truly one of life’s great pleasures! I will not be defined by cancer or life expectancy. Having been an auctioneer down the years, numbers have always been important but now I refuse to count down and each hour, day, week, month and year as they have to be lived in the best way that I can manage.
Too many things to see and do and not enough time to do it.
Last year my Family raised £2,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support with my wife Gillian walking the South Downs Marathon as well as hosting a Christmas coffee morning. This year we would like to do the same again and any donations made are gratefully received with thanks from both myself and Gillian!
If you would like to donate to Macmillan and support Gillian’s walk on the Isle of Wight Please visit the following link: www.justgiving.com/gillian-snelgar
Glen & Gillian