Hi, thank you for taking the time to read about our challenge. Robert and I have been together for 37 years and in that time have raised two amazing daughters and now that we are pushing 60, one of us faster than the other, we want an adventure together but also one that can involve our friends and family and most importantly raise money for two charities that are close to our hearts.
Cancer Research UK
It is a sad fact of life that cancer will touch all of our lives either directly or through loved ones, research is vital so that we can have many more happy outcomes.
The Alice Ruggles Trust
The charity set up in Alice's name aims to educate us all to the insidious nature of stalking. All too often we only hear of the phenomenon through media stories relating to celebrities which paints a very limited picture. Anyone in any walk of life can be affected by stalking, lives can be ruined and also taken. Raising awareness of this predatory activity can help put a stop to stalking for good.
190 mile walk Coast to Coast for Alice and Ian
Alice was a very close to both of our daughters whilst they were growing up, they lived in the same village and went to nursery and junior school together. Sleepovers involving the 10 o'clock midnight feast were legendary; plans to become missionaries in Africa fell by the wayside, as did the desire to become vegetarian, this lasted three hours until presented with Spaghetti Bolognese for dinner. Alice was an amazing child and young woman who had the capacity to not only light up a room but also have us all rolling in the aisles. Her life was all too brief, cut short at 24 by an ex who stalked and murdered her.
Ian and Robert have been besties before the word was invented. The amount of inane conversation they can produce that only they find amusing is truly awe-inspiring. They are so close that on reading our marriage certificate it shows that they are actually married and I'm the witness. In June 2016 Ian started treatment for stage four bowel cancer, after radiotherapy and chemotherapy he is now in remission and living life to the full. We now all look forward to many more years of boy banter!
Running / Walking
Event is completed
with gift aid: £9,256.30
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