2018 was another great year for people choosing to raise money for Cherry Lodge Cancer Care through sponsorship. Thank you very much indeed to everyone who took part or supported the efforts of others.

Our first sponsored fundraiser for 2018 was Sarah Finlay, who ran in the Big Half, from Tower Bridge to Greenwich, on 4th March. A team of runners – Dee Churchill, Emily Cole, Mandy Gould, Dominic Holmes, Agnes McGarvey and Mike Todd – took part for us in the 2018 London Marathon. We then had three runners – James Pepe, Tim Whiting and Victoria Pepe Whiting – raising money for us by running in the British 10K in London on Sunday 15th July 2018.

On 1st September Amanda R and Charlie L completed a sponsored 50k TrekFest challenge in the Peak District in memory of Cherry Lodge member Nicola Bretherton. On 30th September 2018 Shannon Carling successfully ran the Ealing Half Marathon. Starting on 10th October, Kate Burdett (aka Murphy) began her successful two-week Channel Challenge (swimming 22 miles in her local pool, the same distance as an English Channel crossing). On 13th October 2018 a group from Cherry Lodge were sponsored to take part in the Autumn 5k event at Trent Park.

The coming year: 2019

Supporters have already signed up to take part in various sponsored events for Cherry Lodge Cancer Care in 2019, starting with the Virgin London Marathon on Sunday 28th April. Running for us in this iconic marathon will be Molly Burgess, Tony Chapman, Jennifer Oxley, Kieran Storey and Michael Storey.


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