So I have decided that 2020 will be the year to 'up my game' and raise a larger amount of money for Cancer Research UK.
I am taking part in 6 events this year in the hope that i can raise a substantial amount. They are:
January - Winter Walk 42km
April - Easter Walk 50km
May - Jurassic Coast 100km
June - Lake District 25km
July - South West Coast 2 Coast 100km
September - Thames Path 100km
I am training for them already, and am out walking nearly every day doing small walks, and then larger walks when i can fit them in between work and my other hobby - brass banding. I did a 35.75km walk just this weekend gone and have joined LDWA (long distance walkers association) to get some training walks in with people so i am not always doing the walks alone.
I currently have a very good friend with terminal bone cancer, my mother inlaw has terminal cancer, and my sister inlaw has managed to beat her battle this year with cancer for now. I am walking in honour of all those people close to me that have or are still battling.
I lost my nan to cancer in 2013, where we only found out 3 weeks before she died that she even had it. I was with her all the way to the end and if we can stop this happening to future families through funding research then this is what I will do. I have lost friends old and young to this nasty illness.
Roadchef is delighted to partner with Cancer Research UK for the next two years. Cancer survival rates have doubled in the past forty years and now 2 in 4 people receiving a cancer diagnosis will survive. But that is not enough. Cancer Research UK’s ambition is to reach 3 in 4 people surviving cancer within the next twenty years. Roadchef’s support will help fund 4,000 scientists, doctors and nurses as they work across all 200 different types of cancer. With Roadchef’s help we can beat cancer sooner.
Thanks to the generosity of our employees and customers we raised £734,000 in the first year of our relationship with Cancer Research UK and we're hoping we can do at least the same again in 2019.
Cancer is happening right now, which is why I’m raising money right now for Cancer Research UK. There’s no time to lose! Donate to my page today and help bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.