Life & Living
Zoe Hill from Paddy & Scott’s is getting ready to trek for breast cancer charity Coppafeel!
Zoe Hill, Operations Director at Ipswich based coffee brand, Paddy & Scott’s, is gearing up to take part in this year’s prominent Come Fly With Gi Scottish Highlands Trek, to raise money for breast cancer charity, Coppafeel!
Coppafeel! is a charity set up by Kris Hallenga to help raise awareness of breast cancer amongst younger people. Kris has teamed up with best-selling author, Queen of the (Welsh) jungle and podcast host of Happy Mum, Happy Baby, Giovanna Fletcher, to create a once-in-a-lifetime trek and adventure to raise money and awareness of Coppafeel! and reach more young people across the country with its life-saving message.
The trek is taking place from 12th-18th September. Zoe will be joining Giovanna, TV host Emma Willis, Kris Hallenga and 100 other fundraisers to take on the gruelling five day trek that features the most challenging parts of the Rob Roy Way in Scotland, which is a 128km route linking Drymen (on the West Highland Way) with Pitlochry in Perthshire.
Zoe was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2019 at the age of 34 and went through 10 months of treatment including surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Throughout her treatment Zoe took encouragement from the charity. “A breast cancer diagnosis in your 30s accounts for less than 5% of all cases, so it can be difficult to find a peer group you can relate to. Coppafeel! made my cancer diagnosis a lot easier to cope with, with great advice and a lovely community. My mum was also diagnosed with breast cancer for the second time halfway through my treatment, so I know how important these support networks are when you are given a breast cancer diagnosis,” said Zoe.
“I didn’t hesitate in signing up to this challenge – cancer affects us all in one way or another and raising awareness to catch it as early as possible, as it stands, is our best chance to fight it. Coppafeel! were there when I faced my cancer diagnosis, with great advice and a lovely, welcoming community so taking part in the trek was a no-brainer,” explains Zoe. “What better way to raise awareness and funds than to trek 86km and 4530m of ascent over five days whilst camping every night in Scotland! It’s certainly going to be tough, but
I am determined to do it and meet my target.”
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To find out more about the brilliant work Coppafeel do please visit coppafeel.org