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Dudley duo Mary Sheldon and Wendy Reddan have 100 reasons to smile

WELL-EARNED REST: Dudley Private Hospital Team members Mary Sheldon and Wendy Reddan completed 100 laps. Photo DANIELLE CETINSKI 0308dc100laps2DUDLEY Private Hospital nurses Mary Sheldon and Wendy Reddan earned the right to put their feet up yesterday after they completed 100 laps at the Orange and District Relay for Life.
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Ms Sheldon was diagnosed with breast cancer seven years ago and took up a healthy living philosophy.

Now a seasoned dragonboat rower, she decided to take on the relay challenge.

“I just wanted to challenge myself and it was a good way to raise money,” she said.

Inspired by her colleague, Ms Reddan also decided to complete the milestone.

“I thought I would get in there and do it, it was such a good cause,” she said.

The two battled weary legs to complete the 100 laps. Ms Sheldon finished her 99th at 3.30am and saved her 100th for the final lap, while Ms Reddan finished her laps at 5am.

“I thought the first 30 seemed to take forever, but once I got past 60, I could see the end in sight,” Ms Sheldon said.

“We’ll be back next year.”

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