Chief executive challenges himself to walk 100 km for charity

Chief executive challenges himself to walk 100 km for charity

May 29, 2019

UPDATE:  James and team completed their walk early on Sunday 9 June after walking 100km non-stop in just over 24 hours. As a team they raised just under £9,596.38 (and with gift aid the total will rise to £ 11,030.88) – a fantastic achievement. Well done all. 


James Wood, our chief executive, is to trek from Poole Harbour to Bridport next week to raise money for Cancer Research UK.

With a team of friends he will take-in Corfe Castle, Lulworth Cove, Weymouth, Portland Bill, Chesil Beach and West Bay, totalling 100 kilometers of the Jurassic Coast, on Saturday 9 June.

James said he did the walk last year and signed up a few months ago to walk again. He hopes to beat last year’s time which he said was “fairly respectable for someone who didn’t train much in advance”.

He added: “This year I know what to expect and have been training at weekends on different terrain – from the Kent coast, which is reasonable flat, to the Lake District and North Devon coastal path. I’ve enjoyed the exercise and it’s been great fun.

“I must have covered many hundreds of miles already, but not all at the one time”.

“Working in pharmacy I know about the great work Cancer Research UK do, which is why I’m determined to raise as much money as possible”.

So far, the team of ten has raised over £6,950. People can sponsor James directly through his fundraising page and the money will go straight to the charity.

Cancer survival rates have doubled over the past 40 years. Consistent progress is being made but improvements to technology and ground-breaking work offer new opportunities to find different ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer and improve survival rates even further. Every penny counts.




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