Nurse runs first marathon for cancer unit

PUBLISHED: 18:00 15 November 2019

Nikki Woodland completing her first marathon in aid of Weston General Hospital's haemotology and oncology unit.

Nikki Woodland completing her first marathon in aid of Weston General Hospital's haemotology and oncology unit.

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A nurse from Clevedon who battled breast cancer has raised more than £1,000 for the haematology and oncology unit at Weston General Hospital by running her first marathon.

Nikki Woodland, who works in North Somerset Community Hospital in Clevedon, raised the money by taking part in the Yorkshire Marathon.

Nikki, aged 47, received chemotherapy treatment at the unit in Weston.

After recovering from the treatment, she decided to take up running.

She said: "I feel so proud of myself. A year ago, if you told me I could run a marathon, I wouldn't have believed you.

"But my friend, who I run with, suggested it and I couldn't say no and it was the ideal way to raise money for the unit which helped me so much.

"Through all of my training, I couldn't have done it the support of friends, family and colleagues.

"It has been an incredible experience."

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