Team Essentia will walk 50km with Dimbleby Cancer Care and raise vital funds to help make life better for people living with cancer.
Essentia CEO, Steve McGuire, along with colleagues, Alexandra Hammond, Gwyneth Weller, David Heath, Andrew Tollick, Shireen Williams, Alex Nickson and Alexis Jones, will walk the 50km route across Central London through the night on June 10. The walk starts at St Thomas’ Hospital on the banks of the River Thames and ends back at Guy’s Hospital where the charity runs its information and support services.
Steve and Alexandra raised nearly £2,000 in sponsorship when they took part in the event last year. Now in its second year, the event raised over £96,000 in 2015 when 100 people joined Jonathan Dimbleby at the event. Walking in groups of 20-25, people will be guided along the route by a Group Leader with the full back-up of an expert Support Team, with plenty of ‘pit stops’ along the way.
Dimbleby Cancer Care was established in 1966 following the death of Broadcaster Richard Dimbleby of testicular cancer the year before. For 50 years the charity has been at the forefront of pioneering cancer care, notably through its Information and Support Services at Guy’s and St Thomas’ hospital which provides practical and emotional support to people living with cancer, their families, and carers, and through it’s unique research fund which funds national projects into the care and support needs of those affected by cancer. Find out more.
In 2014, the charity launched a two-year £500,000 Care For The Future fundraising appeal to coincide with the opening of the new Guy’s Cancer Centre in the autumn of 2016.