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King’s Lynn hospital radiographer plans mammoth charity challenge

Emma Cuthell QEH radiographer is planning on to do 10 sporting challenges for Crohn's and Colitis ANL-140506-060953009

Emma Cuthell QEH radiographer is planning on to do 10 sporting challenges for Crohn's and Colitis ANL-140506-060953009

A radiographer from Lynn’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital was inspired to take on a mammoth 10 challenges including triathlons and obstacle courses to raise funds for a charity close to her heart.

Emma Cuthell, 26, assistant practitioner in radiography, was inspired to raise funds for Crohn’s and Colitis UK after two in her family were diagnosed with Crohn’s.

Emma had come across sufferers before, but never fully understood the extent of the disease until it began to affect her family. Two of Emma’s family members were diagnosed in 2008-9 and she said she never realised it would have such an effect, not only on those suffering but the family, too. This has inspired her to help make a difference. Over nine months, Emma will be completing 10 challenges in a variety of disciplines including distance running, and so far has completed three out of the 10. Her training sees her running and cycling around 400 miles a week.

Emma said: “I would like to thank everyone for their support, Dr Mathialagan and his Specialist Team at the QEH, King’s Lynn Triathlon Club and the Ryston Runners for their coaching and encouragement.” To support Emma and see her progress go to www.justgiving.com/Emma-Cuthell

 

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