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Two cousins team up for 20-mile walk to fundraise for Dimbleby Cancer Care

PUBLISHED: 08:54 10 August 2017 | UPDATED: 08:54 10 August 2017

Rose and Kim

Rose and Kim

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Rose Fletcher, and Kim Ropek, were both supported through breast cancer by the charity

Two cousins are teaming up in September to take part in a fundraising walk for a charity which supported them both through cancer.

Rose Fletcher, from Beckenham, and Kim Ropek, from Lewisham, have organised the 20-mile walk, beginning and ending at Guy’s Hospital, on September 9, to raise £2,000 for Dimbleby Cancer Care.

The charity provides practical and psychological support to people with cancer and their loved ones.

The charity supported, Ms Ropek, 59, when she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010.

She said: “Both my cousin and I were treated for breast cancer at Guy’s Hospital and we have both been fortunate enough to benefit from the amazing services available from Dimbleby Cancer Care.

“Whether it was complementary therapy whilst going through chemotherapy or help getting through the lonely, difficult months post treatment, we both feel the charity made an enormous difference so we would like to give something back to what we feel is an amazing charity.”

Ms Fletcher, 41, added: “The charity made me feel like a normal person during a very difficult time and helped me to deal with the stress and worry of reoccurrence. For that I will be forever grateful.

“I am currently feeling good in my health and just have to go for check ups every six months but I really don’t think I would be feeling so positive, had it not been for the wonderful support from Dimbleby Cancer Care.”

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