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Coronation Street’s Sally Dynevor reveals epic challenge in aid of Prevent Breast Cancer charity

Sally is marking 10 years since her own diagnosis

Coronation Street star Sally Dynevor is trekking to Mount Everest Base Camp to mark 10 years since her breast cancer diagnosis.

The actress, who plays Sally Metcalfe on the ITV soap, is undertaking the challenge in support of her charity Prevent Breast Cancer.

Celebrities Seen Leaving For The NTA's In London. Pictured: Sally Dynevor,Jimmi Harkishin Ref: SPL5057182 220119 NON-EXCLUSIVE Picture by: SplashNews.com Splash News and Pictures Los Angeles: 310-821-2666 New York: 212-619-2666 London: 0207 644 7656 Milan: 02 4399 8577 photodesk@splashnews.com World Rights
Sally recently attended the NTA’s in London with co-star Jimmi Harkishin (Credit: SplashNews.com)

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Posting on her Virgin Money fundraising page, Sally explained: “On the 9th November 2019 I’ll be embarking on the Everest Base Camp Trek in aid of my charity, Prevent Breast Cancer.

“The timing of this trip is particularly significant as it marks the 10 year anniversary of my breast cancer diagnosis back in November 2009.

“My on screen character Sally Webster was struggling with a breast cancer diagnosis, which gave me the motivation to see my doctor. I was then diagnosed by the Consultant Breast Surgeon Lester Barr who is the founder of Prevent Breast Cancer.”

Sally and her alter ego Sally fought breast cancer at the same time (Credit: ITV)

She went on to say she hadn’t undertaken the decision to embark on the trek to Base Camp lightly and she will be self-funding the expedition in order that all the money she raises can go to the charity.

The star has already smashed her fundraising target – aiming to make £1,255 and already having donations totalling £1,400.

She’s tweeted about her training – and joked she needs to do more of it!


And several of her co-stars, including Sally Carman (Abi Franklin), Jennie McAlpine (Fiz Stape) and Tina O’Brien (Sarah Platt) have also thrown their support behind Sally’s challenge.

Sally was diagnosed with breast cancer in November 2009 when her character was also told she had the disease.

Sally took time off from the soap to undergo chemotherapy and radiotherapy and she beat it, returning to the cobbles in July 2010.

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Sally is out of prison, but hasn’t forgiven her sister (Credit: ITV)

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On-screen, Sally has just been released from prison following a false accusation of fraud.

She’s finding her feet back in the real world, but has fallen out with her sister Gina after she betrayed her and tried it on with Sally’s husband, Tim.

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