Pat Holmes was Canoe Wales’ administrator for many years. We Lost Pat to Ovarian Cancer after a short but brave fight with the condition. We miss her still but all who met and spoke to her during her long term of service remember her fondly.
On the 20th June one of her sons Jake will ride the length of Wales in a day in aid of Ovarian Cancer Action.
Please support Jake with his fundraising by reading his story and by visiting and donating on his just giving page at http://www.justgiving.com/user/31532186
In memory of Pat (mum) for Ovarian Cancer Action
It became obvious how loved she was with the enormous support she was given during the last year or so by a huge circle of friends, I'd say "and work colleagues", but they were in the friends category as well.
We'll all remember her in various ways - having a good debate (she was good at them), looking to her for support (if you she didn't know the answer for you, she'd find it out) or, like me, you just loved spending time with her. You knew what you were getting with mum and we all loved her for it and will miss her loads.
Anyway, I won't witter on. Basically if you didn't know Pat, you missed out.
Ovarian cancer doesn't get the press of some cancers and so not nearly the fund raising. It's a very worth while cause and it deserves all the support we can give it. We've not messed around on the fund raising target, because we reckon we can get there and hopefully the challenge (see below) as well as the cause deserve it. The research the charity funds really makes a difference so please dig deep (and don’t forget to tick that gift aid box).
The challenge (and it definitely is one!)
So wanting to put ourselves through it, we've decided to cycle the length of Wales, coast 2 coast, from Llandudno to Cardiff, 190 miles with over 9000 feet of climbing, in a day! The Longest Day - June 20th this year which will give us the most daylight hours and our best chance of completing it.
We'll be starting before sunrise which is at 4:42am to give us the best chance of completing it and we'll be needing lights for the finish at the other end which will hopefully happen within 19hours and so be before midnight.
It's a bit of an unknown but we're working hard and have already done hundreds if not 1000's of cumulative miles in training for it.
Bring on those Welsh hills!