MICA Travels are a team of people but are supported by a much wider group of family and friends. Below we introduce you to our team.
Mike Hall (husband)
I have enjoyed visiting and strolling around the majority of the country with my wife Carol for some 30 years. My wife and I planned to while away our retirement years exploring at leisure the beautiful natural landscapes of the country until tragically Carol lost her fight against bile duct cancer and multiple organ failure from Septic Shock. I now find myself with all the plans but without the reason to enjoy my retirement. With this in mind, we have decided to do the things that we intended to do but as a group in living memory of Carol and at the same time raise awareness and much needed financial support for these two little known killer diseases.
Peter Hall (Son)
Mum and Dad took me and my wife on many holidays around the UK, and I developed a fondness for exploring unknown areas. This in later years has found me exploring areas such as Mount Teide, The Samaria Gorge, The Grand Canyon, Koko Crater and most recently Mount Olympus.
Mum was such a strong willed and spirited person, and her strength and spirit will live on through me.
The conditions that Mum succumbed to, took us all by surprise, as we hadn’t heard of Bile Duct Cancer and we were not aware how serious Sepsis was. This particularly resonated with me, and my aim is to not only help promote awareness of these two conditions, but to raise as much as possible, for the AMMF and The UK Sepsis Trust, in the hopes that by doing so, it may save a life one day.
Jasmine Hall (Peter's Wife)
I have been with Peter for nearly 10 years, and been so lucky in being able to join Carol and Mike, almost, if not every, year for at least one holiday together. These have been everything from weekends away in reasonably local places, to week long holidays in Wales, where I had never been before. I have loved exploring the UK with them, and being shown their favourite places.
The last 6 months have been so heartbreaking, but Carol showed nothing but strength, and only ever worrying about how her family would cope. If I ever have half the strength she had I would be very proud!
With these conditions being so devastating, and yet so under researched, we are desperate to raise more awareness and funds in the hopes that one day when someone else is faced with the same diagnosis, they might have a very different outcome.