Amazing co-workers raise more than £8,500 for Bulwell woman Louisa

A Bulwell woman is being supported through her cancer battle by kind-hearted work colleagues.

Wednesday, 17th March 2021, 7:30 am

Louisa Holman, 34, was diagnosed with breast cancer in September last year and is currently undergoing intensive chemotherapy with radiotherapy and surgery in the near future.

Louisa has been a senior marketer at Adtrak in Nottingham for the past five years.

As a keen roller skater and fitness enthusiast, Louisa is missing being able to exercise.

Louisa Holman has been hugely supported by her work colleagues in her brave battle against cancer
Louisa Holman has been hugely supported by her work colleagues in her brave battle against cancer

So her colleagues came up with the idea of a collective exercise fundraisers to support her and raise money for the charity Shine Cancer Support.

Shine Cancer Support helps and supports cancer sufferers in their 20s, 30s, and 40s and Louisa says the charity has really helped her through this challenging time.

To support Louisa, 40 people at Adtrak covered more than 4,500 kilometres running, walking, cycling and even canoeing.

Over four weeks, the group managed to smash their original target of 3,500km and raise more than £8,500.

Louisa said: “I am so touched and full of gratitude to each and every one who has contributed to this achievement.

"Cancer sucks at any age but having access to information and support from people who ‘get it’ really makes a difference.

"As a young person with cancer, everything changes in one terrible moment and you have to rebuild your life’s aspirations and dreams as well as manage the fear it could all come crashing down again.

"The help and community that Shine provides has given me the reassurance that my future is still very much whatever I want it to be.”

Holly Shackleton, operations director at Adtrak, added “We went about this challenge to show our support for Louisa, and our thoughts will remain with her.

"I feel very proud of what we have achieved as a company, thank you so much to everyone who took part, and to everyone who donated to this very worthy cause."

Jonathan Smith, fundraising officer at Shine Cancer Support, commented: “Thank you so much to everyone who donated, this is an incredible amount which will make a huge difference to the support we are able to provide.

“Thank you all and we are all thinking of Louisa too, wishing the best for her treatment and glad that she is finding our support helpful.”

To support Louisa, click here.