Night-time fundraising walk challenge to fundraise for cancer care charity

Staff Reporter (23 March, 2019) Health

Dimbleby Cancer Care hopes hopes hundreds will join them this July for a night-time fundraising walk from Westminster bridge to Guy's Hospital

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A night-time walking challenge hopes hundreds of people will join them this summer to fundraise for cancer support writes Josh Mellor…

Dimbleby Cancer Care are organising #Walk50 this June to raise money for their patient support services and research funding.

The walk will start at Westminster Bridge and finish at Guy’s Cancer Centre in London Bridge, passing landmarks such as Buckingham Palace and Tower of London on the way.

Chair of Dimbleby Cancer Care, Jonathan Dimbleby, said: “The walk is a wonderful experience and a great way to see some of the sights of our capital city.

“With better support the outcomes for people living with cancer are vastly improved. It really does make a difference.”

This year the charity’s focus is on their newly launched website Cancer Care Map, an online directory that helps patients find support services near to them.

They provide patients with information, support, advice and complementary therapies at their Information and Support centres at Guy’s Hospital in Southwark and Queen Mary’s in Sidcup.

Walk50 has raised £250,000 since 2015 and The Dimbleby Cancer Care Research Fund has awarded over £2.7million in funding since 2004.

Fundraisers of ages 7 to 76 are challenged to walk 12km, 25km or 50km through the night on Friday 7th June 2019 and registration starts from just £15.

For more information or to sign up and take part please visit the charity’s website.

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