Self-confessed “adrenaline junkie” Susan Campbell is calling for support as she prepares to cycle hundreds of miles across southeast Asia for charity.
A self-confessed “adrenaline junkie” VN is calling for support as she prepares to cycle hundreds of miles across southeast Asia for charity.
Susan Campbell is a senior medical nurse at the University of Edinburgh’s small animal hospital. She has signed up to cycle from Vietnam to Cambodia over five days in January 2014 and expects to cover around 80km per day.
Riding for a good cause, she has pledged to raise £3,000 for Marie Curie Cancer Care as part of her challenge.
Speaking to Vetsonline about her chosen charity she said: “Being in the veterinary nursing profession I empathise with the dedication and strength of character that the Marie Curie nurses show their terminally ill patients on a daily basis.
“As veterinary professionals we are honoured with having the ability to alleviate suffering in our patients with the option for euthanasia. Marie Curie nurses must care for their patients until the very end and support their families – this is a job that I have the greatest respect for but could never do myself.”
Susan has been raising money for the charity for the past three years, with challenges including a tree-top assault course in 2011 and completing the Scafell Pike Five Peaks Challenge in 2012.
“All my friends know that I am a bit of an adrenaline junkie and commented that I need to do a bigger challenge, so when sitting in the booth recovering from the Five Peaks Challenge I was given a leaflet for the Vietnam to Cambodia cycle challenge and I promptly signed up,” she said.
Susan is a keen cyclist and is especially looking forward to her 2014 challenge, and it will also be her first trip outside Europe.
To find out more and to sponsor Susan visit her fundraising page at www.justgiving.com/hardsaddle