Hannah, a very courageous member of Team M&Co, and her boyfriend Stean, are walking 400 miles (yes, 400!) from London to Glasgow to raise vital funds for Cancer Research UK! The 400 miles will be completed over 14 days, doing approximately 30 miles a day.
We caught up with Hannah to find out more about why they have chosen to undertake such an intense challenge:
“Our reasons for doing it are that we have both unfortunately lost special members of our family over the past year because of cancer. We wanted to take action to help stop the illness from causing any more pain. My boyfriend Stean’s Grandad suffered with testicular cancer for a number of years and sadly he passed away last year. My own Grandad became ill in 2012 and defeated the oesophageal cancer through chemotherapy and surgery. Sadly though, at the end of 2013, he became ill, depressed, tired and wouldn’t eat. He was eventually given a scan to reveal that the original cancer had come back but this time it was too strong and had spread over his body. He passed away earlier this year in March.
This was a huge reality check for both Stean and me. When my Grandad passed away, we knew that we wanted to help in any way to put an end to this horrible illness.”
Over the 14 days, they will be stopping off in the below towns and cities, ending their journey at Glasgow’s Central Station:
- Glasgow Central Station
So far they have been overwhelmed with support from some fantastic companies which they are so grateful to for helping them complete their challenge: Holiday Inn, Virgin Trains, Hinckley Island Hotel, Monster Energy, The Hilton.
If you want to help them reach their fundraising target then they will both massively appreciate your kind donation. Please go to https://www.justgiving.com/LondontoGlasgow2014/ or text LTOG99 £amount to 70070.
Good luck from everyone here at M&Co!
M&Co are well on their way to raising £2 million for Cancer Research UK.
As part of M&Co’s continued support we are proud to be an official merchandise partner for Stand Up To Cancer. Brought to you by Cancer Research UK and Channel 4, Stand Up To Cancer is an annual fundraising campaign which culminates in a night of live TV. Help M&Co Stand Up To Cancer – by purchasing these pieces 100% of the sales will go to Cancer Research UK.