A woman who wanted to give back after years of hospital treatment has completed a 54-mile fundraising walk.
Jayne McCarthy suffers from a condition called neurofibromatosis type 2 that causes non-cancerous tumours to grow in her nervous system, which means she needs regular MRI scans at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery to monitor her condition.
She currently has 11 small tumours - two on her spine and nine on the lining of her brain.
From Sunday to Tuesday the 47 year old pounded the pavement to raise funds, setting off from the Currys mega store in Stevenage and finishing at the firm’s head office in Maylands Avenue, Hemel Hempstead where she works as a personal assistant.
She was supported by her partner and parents along the route.
Jayne, who completed eight months of training in preparation for the feat, said: “I’m more of a sitting down doing nothing type of person so it was a huge challenge. I’m glad I did it but would I do it again? No.
“It was definitely worth it for the amount of money that has been raised for a fantastic cause.”
Jayne, who admits she won’t be rushing back to the gym anytime soon, has raised £6,300 for the National Brain Appeal - a charity that raises funds specifically for the hospital in Queen Square.
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