Hayley Gillespie

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Sunday 4th Feb

In July of last year, when my little girl was 6 months old I found a lump in my left breast and was diagnosed with breast cancer. Since then my life has literally been turned upside down with numerous trips to hospital, scans, blood tests, a mastectomy and chemo whilst all trying to navigate motherhood. Having to face your own mortality when you have a 6 month old and wondering whether you will see her grow up is something I would never wish on anyone. 

Despite the darkness I’ve learn’t who my true friends and family are (you know you are…thank you 😊) and the care and compassion I have received from the Royal Marsden has made those dark days a little bit brighter. The oncology nurses are literal angels. 

So, me and my bestie Theresa Scutchings have decided that we are doing the Marsden March on the 12th May 2024. It’s 15 miles from the Royal Marsden, Chelsea (where I had my mastectomy) to the Royal Marsden, Sutton (where I am receiving my treatment). My body has taken quite a battering from the treatment. I’ve lost my hair, ache like an 80 year old and there have been days where I can barely get out of bed and walk up the stairs. So this won’t be easy for me. With 1 in 2 people getting cancer in their lifetime there is a likelihood that you will either be directly affected or one of your loved ones will be. So if you are able to donate even a small amount we’d been incredibly grateful. 

And remember ladies to check your boobs! 

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Mum And Dad

So proud of you xxx


Parveen Dhoomun

Proud of you xxx


Mike & Bridget

Bridget and I have always loved you and were so pleased for you when Hope arrived into your life. We were so sorry that you got your illness, but so proud of the way you are dealing with it. Wishing you lots of love and strength on your 15 mile march. Mike & Bridget xxxx


Matt, Zoe, Annabel & Hattie Watson

All the best with your walk Hayley. Lots of love x


Joe And Bridie

Good luck, I’m sure you will smash it!


Auntie Mon Xxx

Good luck and lots of love Hayley xxxx


Sarah K

Good luck Hayley, you've one brave lady x


Rosalind Green

Sending love and strength Hayley x



Keep up the good fight.



Good luck Hayley xxx



Good luck Hayley x thinking of you x


Carly Ahern

Always thinking of others! Proud of you 💕


Hannah (formally Ridpath!) ;)

I’m so sorry to read this Hayley but thank you for sharing your journey. Wishing you the best of luck on the walk, no doubt you will smash it, you’ve already overcome so much! 💪


Sally Thomas

Sending you lots of love and strength for this challenge Hayley, I know you will do it! Love Sally, Sophie and Nellie


Sylvia & Ed Hancock

It was such a pleasure meeting you at your Mum's party recently. Your bravery is an inspiration to us all! You will smash the walk we're sure of that! All the very best!!


Margaret Cullen



Hi Hayley, like you I don’t share my life on Facebook but I really think you are amazing in posting a snippet of what you have been through and I am sure that’s only a snippet. I can’t imagine how hard it has been. I wish you all the very best. My donation isn’t much but anything that helps Hayley. Good luck. Sally


Mark S

Wishing you and your lovely family all the best..x


Danine Cronk

Good luck xx


Alison, Jem And Wilf

An amazing lady completing an amazing challenge. We are rooting for you. Loads and loads of love.



You're an inspiration to all of us. Keep being positive and an amazing mum ❤ I know you have the strength and determination to complete this massive walk


Donna Flynn

Good luck Hayley. Such a thoughtful thing to do xx.


Tara Ferguson

Amazing challenge to give back after all you’ve faced and been through! Good luck!! Xx


The Llewellyns

You’ve got this. Love you x


Rachel And Tommy

You are just an inspiration and we’re proud to call you our friend. You’ve got this girlie. Xxx


Jo Shapter

Good luck!! 💪💪💪


Ally Niven

Good luck with this challenge and I hope you can get back to full health asap


Paul Bower

Words fail me Hayley. What you’ve had to deal with would have floored me. You’re a strong strong star!💪🤩 x


Michelle Cooper

So sorry to hear this Hayley. I hope your treatment goes well and good luck for the walk xx


Dee Ludden

Hayley, sending lots of love and positivity your way! Thinking of you and your family xxx


Irene Kemp

Sending you best wishes and good luck on the walk


Dottie Read

Heard of your battle from that lovely Mother of yours, Carol. It doesn't matter if you take all day to do the walk, so wonderful of you to do it. Kisses to you.


Lauren Kielb

Good luck! Xxx



What an amazing thing to do. Take care on the walk and keep on keeping on xxx


Mark Mills

I won't say good luck, cause you won't need it. Smash it Macky.


Matt Snowden


Love Victoria, Craig And Kids

This is amazing Hayley. You will smash it xxxx


The Bootybunns

Hayley, you'll smash this as well as any medical challenge that faces you. Much love Claire and Steve xx


Ian Duffield



Go Hayley!!


Gemma Fielding

Good Luck Hayley. Xxx


Phil Clarke

Dear Hayley Wishing you all the very best with this. Amazing! You are an inspiration to your family and all those around you. Sending you my best. Stay strong and look after yourself. From Phil Clarke


Serena D’adamo

Stay strong you inspirational lady!! X x


Laura Smith

Go Hayley! You are an inspiration! X


Michelle Pattison

You’re incredible, I wish you a speedy recovery and all the luck in the world x


Lisa Gillard

Hope the weather is kind to you that day :) Take care x


Joanne Clark

Good luck Hayley xx


Becky Rowe

So sorry to hear this Hayley. Hope you are back to feeling better very soon. Good luck with the walk. X x


Paul Henton

Good luck with walk Hayley and your recovery


Kyla Mulley

Good Luck Hayley xxx


Brian Canning

Good Luck


Sarah Spanner




Emma Phillips

Good luck with the walk and wishing you a speedy recovery xxx


Emma Houlihan

Good luck lovely, but I know you’ll smash it. Sending so much love to you & your family. Hoops xxx


Susanne Afra


Natalie Franklin

I’m thinking of you hun x