We set out on our trip to Beijing fired up by very personal motivations and having completed the challenge neither of us feels any less compelled to keep on fund raising.
Incredibly humbled by all the stories shared with us since we set out on our crusade, we are now more determined than ever to do what we can for both charities.
Macmillan Cancer Support do the most fantastic job helping people and their families when they really need it but the number of people coming to them for assistance is rising all the time. The charity says that nearly half of the population will be diagnosed with some form of cancer in our lifetime – a very sobering fact indeed.
Last year 98% of the charity’s income came from voluntary donations and fund raising and an incredible £121.7m was spent supporting people affected by Cancer.
Cancer Research UK on the other hand is focussed on finding a cure – we feel the two charities complement each other perfectly; one providing support and the other hope.
Funding over 4,000 researchers, doctors and nurses, Cancer Research UK is the largest medical research charity in the world. Whilst undertaking invaluable research into how to treat cancer, the charity also plays a pivotal role in educating us via its cancer prevention campaigns.
The charity’s researchers have made consistent progress since it was launched and now the cancer survival rates are twice that they were 40 years ago. Thousands of people are currently taking part in its clinical trials and many more are moved to donate. The charity’s pledge We Will Beat Cancer Sooner says it all.
No-one should face cancer alone, please donate via the link below, thank you