Cambrian News Photographer- Carol’s Crazy Coconuts before embarking on the London Moonwalk. Inset: Hazel Cook died earlier this year at the age of 58, soon after being diagnosed with breast cancer. Hazel was a Dame of St Justice in St Johns


A GROUP of Aberystwyth women have raised almost £3,000 for charity after losing a “beautiful, caring” friend to breast cancer earlier this year. Hazel inspired her colleagues to conquer a charity walk.

The Cambrian News reported that ‘The group of 11 women, called Carol’s Crazy Coconuts, took part in London Moonwalk in May, an event which sees women from all over the UK walking 26.2 miles around London through the night to raise money for the Walk the Walk charity.

‘And after raising £2,760.80 so far between them, one of the group, Carol Morgan, said a big thank you to the group’s sponsors and explained why it meant so much to them to raise the money.

‘“We have done this as it is very close to our hearts,” Carol, who is a nurse at Bronglais Hospital, told the Cambrian News. “We have had several nurses and hospital staff over the years diagnosed with breast cancer — dear friends and colleagues.”

‘“We are all living in constant fear that we could be next. One of our dear friends and colleagues was diagnosed last year with breast cancer two years after she had retired early.

‘“She was very ill when we walked and said she would have loved to do it as it was on her bucket list. She sadly died at home not long after.

‘“Her name is Hazel Cook and she was the most beautiful, caring lady you could have wished to meet. A true inspiration.”’ here.

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