The Clatterbridge Cancer Charity Event

Hey! How's your Monday treating you so far? A few weeks ago I published a post about 50 things I want to do in 5 years, one of those things being to take part in at least 1 charity event each year. Yesterday I took part in an 8k walk along Crosby beach to raise money for the Clatterbridge Cancer Centre. Before I tell you all about it, I'd just like to give you a bit of information about the centre and and the charity organisation.
The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre

They are one of the largest cancer centres in the country, with 10 sites across Merseyside and Cheshire, including their purpose-built radiotherapy centre 'Clatterbridge Cancer Centre - Aintree'. Employing nearly 1,000 staff, they are the leading providers of non-surgical oncology treatments including pioneering chemotherapy, radiotherapy, and the only UK source of proton therapy for eye cancer. To read more about the incredible work they do please click here

The Clatterbridge Cancer Charity

They are embarking on a journey to change cancer care for the better, by expanding their services into the heart of the population they serve and progress even further with the ground-breaking research and therapies they undertake. This is huge news for cancer care in our area, so they have launched a £15m charity appeal to ensure they make the most of this unique opportunity to expand and improve cancer services for people from Merseyside, Cheshire and surrounding areas. Please be sure to read more about their incredible work here

Why I chose the Clatterbridge Cancer Charity

I chose this event for the same reasons I chose to run the Cancer Research UK race for life - for my nan, who fought, survived, and walked beside me yesterday. And for those who I have loved and lost to the devastating illness. 

Beside the Seaside 8k walk

I want to start off by saying how much I enjoyed spending the morning with my nan, grandad and my mum. It was amazing to do this as a family. Before the walk started, at 10am, there was a pooch parade. How the judges managed to choose the cutest dog I will never know! They were all so well behaved. I contemplated taking my dog but he would have just been walking round sniffing people and then sat down waiting to be stroked. Although I'm pretty certain he would have won the 'cute award'. 

Going into this walk, I thought it'd be super easy. Just a nice stroll along a beach. NOPE! It was so much harder than I thought it was going to be. The wind was out in full force yesterday morning, add that to soft sand and you have it whacking you in the face from every direction (sand hurts by the way). We all had it in our eyes and down our ears. A friendly tip if you ever decide to do it - wear sunglasses and ear muffs! 

Towards the end of the walk, they had a little section for everyone to build a sandcastle to stick our flags in it. Inside the pack, that was sent out to us, we had a little flag making set. We had to decorate it or write a message on it. This was ours;


My one was a little covered on the end there, "For my Nan. My strong survivor. Cancer can not silence courage"

We completed the walk in roughly 1 hour and 30 minutes. On completion, we were given a bottle of water and a medal. 


I'm unsure as to how much the four of us raised in total but I will update the post when it is counted.

I will most definitely be doing this walk again next year, along with other charity events.

xx

If you have any questions regarding this post, require advice or just simply want someone to talk to, please don't hesitate to email me at - safehavenanonymousletters@gmail.com - with the subject 'Cancer Charity'.

2 comments:

  1. What a great charity with such a good cause behind it. Well done for raising money for them and completing the walk! <3

    Becca x
    www.rawrrbecca.co.uk

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