Team Nadia: The Dorset Hillfort Ultra Challenge
Jasmina Chehlarova and Pro2col colleagues Daisy Shaw, Benjamin Smith and Helen Gilbert, are tackling the Dorset Hillfort Ultra Challenge this Sunday 1st November. As ‘Team Nadia’ they aim to raise £500 to support Nadia Dafova in her fight against stage 4 melanoma and the search for alternative therapies.
This really is an ultra challenge. Beginning in Cattistock, the 57km route takes participants through a demanding course around West Dorset. But Team Nadia are putting in the effort for this extremely worthy cause. It is especially close to Jasmina who has known Nadia for over 20 years.
Jasmina said: “Nadia is a really admirable person. She started fresh in the UK after moving from Bulgaria, and she cares for young adults with autism as a frontline healthcare worker”.
In March this year, Nadia received the devastating news that she had a recurrence of melanoma, which she beat almost 10 years previously. There is no treatment available and the NHS does not provide support for alternative therapies. So Nadia and her family began their search for different options elsewhere, leaving no stone unturned. Spurred on by the stories of survivors in similar situations who have overcome this terrible disease, Nadia’s story has reached far and wide receiving support from those inspired by her strength and positivity in such difficult times.
Jasmina said: “That’s the brilliant thing about working at Pro2col, people are willing to get involved. Your struggles and the things you fight for are heard”.
It’s not too late to contribute and every pound makes a difference.