Portishead blogger to support charity walk for Penny Brohn UK

PUBLISHED: 18:00 10 September 2018 | UPDATED: 15:11 12 September 2018

Ian Riddell with Heidi Loughlin.

Ian Riddell with Heidi Loughlin.


A Portishead woman who blogged about her battle with breast cancer is urging others to sign up for a charity walk.

Heidi Loughlin will take part in a six-mile Stomp for cancer charity Penny Brohn UK on October 13.

She was diagnosed with inflammatory breast cancer in 2015 when three months pregnant and went on to create a popular blog about her experience called Storm In A Tit Cup.

Now Heidi is calling on more people to take part in the walk which will start at Anchor Square in Bristol.

Heidi said: “I am taking part in Stomp for a variety of reasons.

“Penny Brohn UK is just up the road from me and yet I have seen it benefit people from all over the UK who face cancer as part of their lives.

“I have met women in the breast cancer forums I am part of, who have travelled from miles away because Penny Brohn UK has such a fantastic reputation for making those with cancer feel like they still have control of their lives.

“Cancer is like falling off a cliff so any control you can regain is paramount.

“I am taking part because it will be a great family event which I can do with lots of my friends and people who are local to me as I really love being part of my local community.

“I am also taking part because I have eaten way too much cake over the summer and a six-mile stomp will do me the world of good.”

Walkers will make their way to Penny Brohn UK’s national centre in Chapel Pill Lane, Pill, where there will be a farmers market, refreshments and entertainment.

Ian Riddell, Penny Brohn UK community fundraiser, added: “Stomp is a fun day out for the whole family and everyone is welcome.

“We are delighted to welcome Heidi and her family at this year’s Stomp and would love to see even more families join us and raise money to help us support more people living with cancer to live as well as possible for as long as possible.”

Registration is £10 per person or £5 for children under 14.

Penny Brohn UK has been running for 37 years and explores areas including diet, relationships and stress management to help cancer treatment.

Click here to register for Stomp.

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