Norfolk nurse to raise money for London Royal Marsden hospitals

A Norfolk nurse will be using the inspiration of her partner's fight against cancer when she takes part in a charity walk to raise money for the Royal Marsden hospitals in London.

Natalie Moss, from Great Moulton will be joined by 12 friends- Lucy Pearson, Laura Dunbar, Cathy Louage, Lisa Haswell, Issie Jennings, Liam McCatherty, Laurie Shaw, Barbara and Annette Robertson, Yu-Yin Kim, Katie Start and Alice Brotchie- for the 14 mile walk between the Royal Marsden hospitals in Chelsea and Sutton.

She has chosen the hospitals because her partner Victor Nchofua received treatment at the hospital for a rare sarcoma cancer that spread to his lungs and brain.

The Cameroon-born care worker was diagnosed with the disease in December 2009 and fought a brave two year battle before he died in October aged 28.

Miss Moss said: 'He was amazing, he was a very strong person and never let the condition beat him and and fortunately he did not suffer much from it.


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'He could live his life very much as you and I would live our lives. He was still able to go to university to study. He had some symptoms, including a cough and tiredness, but he was such a strong person he would never let them beat him.'

She described her partner as 'very calm, quiet and level-headed' with a passion for caring for others.

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The couple met when they both worked at a Scope residential home in Basingstoke and lived together in London where Mr Nchofua attended Thames Valley University.

Miss Moss, who was raised in Dunwich, Suffolk and attended the Royal Hospital School at Holbrook, said the walkers would be dressing up in 'Arsenal bling' in honour of Mr Nchofua's favourite football team.

However, before the walk a tea party will be held at the South Norfolk Guest House in Great Moulton, where Miss Moss lives, on Saturday March 3 at 2pm to raise money for the walk on March 11.

Teas, cakes and scones will be on sale and there will be a raffle to contribute to the walkers' target figure of �1,000.

To donate to the appeal, visit www.justgiving.com/remember/371/victor-nchofua.

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