THE friends and family of a “brave” Kidderminster teacher who is fighting cancer for the third time are taking on the Three Peaks challenge to raise funds for the hospital charity that is supporting her.
Becky Giddins, 32, was first diagnosed with skin cancer in 2007 and is currently taking part in a drug trial funded by the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham Charity in a bid to shrink a tumour found below her kidney in January this year.
Despite numerous operations, including having a third of her lung removed last summer, Mrs Giddins has “been positive from day one” and is still teaching PE at King Charles I School.
Her husband Kevin Giddins and seven other members of their family and friends, hope to raise £5,000 for the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham Charity’s Skin Cancer Fund by climbing the three highest mountains in the UK – Scafell Pike in England, Snowdon in Wales and Ben Nevis in Scotland.
Mr Giddins, 32, said: “Becky started the course of treatment in February, when the tumour was 38mm by 31mm.
Now after six weeks of the treatment, it has shrunk to a maximum of 16mm and that was an over-estimation.
“A lot of people would have had it for a third time and would be down and give up.
“She’s been positive and doesn’t let it affect her.She’s so brave and she carries on as normal – she is still teaching and doing her netball at the school.”
Mr Giddins added that the team wanted to raise money for a charity that has directly helped Mrs Giddins.
The team are taking on the challenge on July 26. You can donate at justgiving.com/letsdothis3peaks