Superhero fundraising hike up Snowdon

It was a routine trip to the opticians that first alerted Luke Williams to a problem in his brain.  And following life-saving treatment at Southmead Hospital and a great recovery, he and his work colleagues are to walk up Snowdon later this month to raise money for us.

Luke and the team from iconnet digital agency in Gloucester have a fundraising target of £2,500 – a small ‘thank you’ to the medical teams who saved Luke’s life.

‘During a routine appointment my optician noticed something wasn’t right and advised me to contact my GP.’ Explains  Luke.  ‘That led to an MRI scan, followed by a CT scan after which doctors diagnosed a cyst or tumour requiring surgery.  I was immediately referred to Southmead Hospital and surgeons operated the very next day.”

Luke had a low-grade glioma tumour removed.  Two weeks after the operation he was allowed home to Gloucestershire to complete his recovery, and doctors are now really pleased with his progress.

 ‘I can’t thank the nurses and doctors at Southmead Hospital enough for their care and support.’ Says Luke. 

‘Since I returned to work, my colleagues have demonstrated their support and thanks for Southmead’s staff by making the hospital iconnet’s chosen charity for 2016.

‘We discussed what would make a good fundraising event. As I enjoy walking, we decided to climb Snowdon – the highest mountain in England and Wales! If anyone would like to donate, we’d be very grateful. Every penny counts and all funds will go to Southmead Hospital Charity.’

Luke’s Snowden walk is on Friday 16 September.  Read his full story, and sponsor him here

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