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Northwich student has a mountain to climb
2:10pm Wednesday 27th June 2012 in News
A STUDENT from Northwich is preparing for the challenge of a lifetime in memory of her mum.
Georgina Webb, 17, will trek to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro in aid of Genesis Breast Cancer Prevention just two weeks after her 18th birthday.
The Sir John Deane’s College student hopes to raise £4,500 after she lost her mum, Nan Webb, to breast cancer in 2007.
“It’s such a daunting challenge,” she said.
Georgina,who works part-time at McDonalds in Northwich and hopes to be a nurse, will head off on August 29.
She hopes to create a breast cancer free future for the next generation.
“The old saying is, prevention is better than a cure,” she said.
“My mum found so much support through this charity and their work could save millions of women the pain that she went through.“Currently, less than two per cent of all cancer research funding is spent on prevention, but surely preventing the disease should be a priority.
“One in 10 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime, Genesis fights to make one in 10, none in 10.
“My mum would be so proud of me for doing this, but that’s not why I signed up.
“This amazing charity does so much to help women like my mum, it’s time I said thank you on their behalf.”
To sponsor Georgina visit justgiving.com/georginawebb or text WEBB50 to 70070 followed by the amount you are pledging.
She is supported by Everything Software Ltd, Roberts Bakery and Images School Art Exhibitions Macclesfield and North Cheshire.