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Dartford couple paint the town neon after cancer recovery

PUBLISHED: 17:31 28 September 2015

Robert and Sereena Scott

Robert and Sereena Scott

Sam Stephenson

The couple were married in hospital

A Dartford couple took part in a sponsored night walk of London this weekend, after one of them survived cancer.

Sereena Scott attempted the walk last year, but was forced to stop with severe abdominal pains, two days later she was diagnosed with a teratoma germ cell tumour the size of a football on her ovaries.

After going through months of treatment, which saw Mrs Scott marry her husband Robert in hospital, she was diagnosed as cancer free in April this year.

Mr and Mrs Scott took part in the Shine Night Walk which this year raised £5million.

Mrs Scott said: “Robert and I decided this year we would do it together as we have so much to celebrate and after everything we have been through over the past year, we just wanted to take something positive from it.

“From the moment I was diagnosed we were overwhelmed by the care I received and I wanted to be able to give something back. I wanted to raise money for Cancer Research UK by taking part in Shine Night Walk because it is thanks to research that the treatment I had was available.

Having described the night as one “I’ll never forget” Mrs Scott said: “I’m so glad we did as it was such an incredible experience. The atmosphere was electric as everyone united together to take on the challenge. So many people at the event had been touched by cancer and if felt amazing to be surrounded by walkers with a common cause.”

Since it began, Shine Night Walk has raised £18million.

Participants can walk the full marathon (26.2 miles) or a half marathon (13.1 miles) and they can personalise their sponsorship by choosing to fund research into one of 12 different cancer types including prostate, children’s and breast cancer.


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