A group of staff from Capital City College Group walked through the night in aid of Cancer Research UK recently, raising over £1,200 for the charity.
The group were participating in the Shine Night Walk London – a charity event run by Cancer Research UK. This year’s walk took place on Saturday 21 September and had over 1100 participants on the 10k walk. An annual event since 2011, there are walks in London, Birmingham, Cambridge, Cardiff, Glasgow, Leicester, Liverpool, Newcastle, Southampton and York.
In all, nine members of Capital City College Group staff participated in the walk, raising over £1,200, well surpassing their goal of £450.
One of the walkers, Louise Ambrose, who works in Human Resources, said, “I enjoyed the walk as it was a great atmosphere and for a really worthy cause. My family has been impacted by cancer in many ways over the years. My Nanna passed away in 2006 of pancreatic cancer and in 2012 my mum had a long fight with throat cancer and survived – and I’m really proud of the way she bounced back from it. One of my best friends, Angela, lost her 18-month fight with brain cancer in 2015 which was devastating as she was such a happy and successful person with two lovely children which she left behind. This year has been another sad year as we lost my brother-in-law to liver cancer and my father-in-law to kidney cancer. So Cancer Research UK (and all cancer charities) means a lot to me.”
Would you like to take part in a Shine Night Walk yourself?
Gather with thousands of others at a Shine Night Walk in 2020 and light up the streets of your chosen city! Take on a challenge like no other – a night-time walking marathon, half marathon or 10k. Select the cancer type you want to support and then raise as much as you can to beat cancer. Sign up here today!