Worcester doctor treks 300km to raise cash to combat Sepsis - The Worcester Observer

Worcester doctor treks 300km to raise cash to combat Sepsis

Worcester Editorial 11th Apr, 2024   0

A WORCESTER urgent care doctor has completed a three-day, 300km solo trek to raise awareness of sepsis as well as vital funds to help combat it.

Susanna Hocking has raised over £2,800 for the UK Sepsis Trust, smashing her £2,000 fund-raising target.

Susanna has battled high winds and delayed ferries in the Highlands, peddling her way across the Hebridean Way in the Outer Hebrides.

The journey began on the Island of Vatersay and ended at the Butt of Lewis on Tuesday.

Sepsis is a potentially life-threatening condition which causes the deaths of 48,000 people each year.

Susanna said she is grateful for the ‘tremendous support’ given to her throughout her challenge.

She added: “As a doctor, I am passionate about raising awareness of this potentially life-threatening condition.

“The highlight of the trip was the beautiful scenery and rugged roads of the Highlands.

“During some legs of the trip, I found it really tough going – especially on the Isle of Harris which was particularly brutal with high winds blowing me off course occasionally.

“Overall, the experience has been really exhilarating and the love and kindness shown from my friends, family and colleagues spurred me on.

“I’m looking forward to a long bath and reflecting on my achievement, which hasn’t quite sunk in yet.”

Visit www.justgiving.com/page/susanna-hocking-1708877473879 to donate.


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