Adrenaline Junkies, Triathlons and Fundraising!

on Thursday, 13 September 2018.

Anna's Fundraising Update

Adrenaline Junkies, Triathlons and Fundraising!
Hi all, 
 
As we told you last week, we were attending the Lancaster University Triathlon at the weekend and what a great day we had! Over 240 participants took part in the event with donations from the entry fees raising £5,000 to be shared between CancerCare and St. John’s Hospice! On the day we also met some of the fantastic supporters who had been raising sponsorship for CancerCare – together they have raised a further £2,500 to help fund the vital therapies and support we provide to local families facing cancer. A massive thank you must also go to our brilliant team of volunteers for helping to marshal the triathlon route, assisting with parking arrangements and cheering on the athletes!
 
Back in the office, we had to make the difficult decision that this year’s StarWalk event will not be going ahead, due to a resource issue beyond our control. Our thanks to all those who have supported the previous plans for this event.  The team’s attention now turns to the other fundraising events scheduled between now and the end of the year! We’ve certainly noticed the air is getting a little chillier, which means the fundraising team are full-steam-ahead for Autumn/Winter (including our Christmas fundraising plans!)
 
It’s another busy weekend ahead for the Fundraising Team, starting with the Kendal Torchlight Festival Parade on Friday evening! Our South Lakeland volunteers will be walking alongside the parade collecting donations in charity buckets. It’s so great to be a part of this well-loved community event in the town centre. If you’d like to get in the party spirit with us to form our ‘walking float’ in the parade, please do contact Richard by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.!
 
Then bright and early on Saturday, we’ll be out on the sands for our re-scheduled Cross Bay Challenge Walk, led by Queen’s Guide to the Sands, Cedric Robinson MBE. After the postponement of the walk we had planned in June, we have everything crossed for a fine-weather day for our bay crossing from Arnside to Kent’s Bank, along with 190 CancerCare supporters, plus charity walkers from The Dukes Theatre in Lancaster and Age UK Lancashire. 
 
Saturday evening will see us attending a special concert at St. Margaret’s Church, Hornby, entitled ‘Northern Lights’. The concert is given by Stockholm’s Gustaf Vasa Chamber Choir and also features local ensemble, the Lancaster Singers. Entry to the concert is free, but after the performance, refreshments will be served and there will an opportunity to donate to CancerCare with a retiring collection. Please do join us for what we know will be a beautiful evening of music.
 
Rounding things off for the weekend, our brave skydivers will be braving an 11,000ft ‘Jump for CancerCare’ at Black Knights Parachute Centre in Cockerham. We wish them all the best for their adrenaline-fuelled challenge! 
 
Please do take a look at our attached update to see what other events we have planned for the near future (keep your eyes peeled for news coming soon of two fantastic fundraising events planned in Barrow & Furness later this year) as well as news of some of the amazing donations we have received. As always, thank you for your support of CancerCare and our Fundraising Team!