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Denise Van Outen made a long standing promise to best friend Tamara Edwards and her family that she would tackle the Great Wall of China with them to raise money for the Royal Marsden Hospital where Tamara’s dad Michael passed away from leukaemia last year.The close families have known each other since Denise was a teenager, and she’s godmother to Michael’s grandchild, Tamara’s daughter Elicia, 20, who will also be joining her on the emotional trek.

The trip was Denise’s idea after Michael’s wife Christine told her she was devasated that the childhood sweethearts had never managed to make their dream trip together.
“Mick and Christine are like a seond family to me and when Mick died we all went back to the house and Christine gave me the best piece of advice; whenever you get the chance to travel go for it. They had saved all their lives to go off and travel in their retirement and she was heartbroken they never made it to the Great Wall of China together.
“As soon as she told me that I said ‘right we’re going, and we’ll do it for Mick.’ I felt it was something positive to do and would give everyone a focus because I didn’t know what else I could say or do to help them.”
 
 
It is going to be hard work, it’s not going to be glamourous at all and we know it’s going to be very emotional. We are treking between 6-10hrs a day for 7 days.

Our team consists of:

Denise Van Outen, Christine Edwards, Tamara Edwards, Elicia Murphy, Georgia Beaman and Kirsty Williams.

We would like to thank you for all your generous donations towards this hugely worthwhile cause.

xxx

 

 

 

Updates 3

Many thanks to Hilary Miles robin and Lucy for their very kind donation offline.

25/09/13 22:32

Many thanks to Hilary Miles robin and Lucy for their very kind donation offline.

25/09/13 22:29

Many thanks to Hilary Miles robin and Lucy for their very kind donation offline.

25/09/13 22:29

Raising money for

The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity

The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity

Charity Registration No. 1095197

We raise money to help The Royal Marsden provide world-class care for cancer patients, and to support the hospital’s pioneering work in cancer research and education. By doing this, we aim to help make life better for people with cancer everywhere, and strive for a future without it.

Donations 256

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Congratulations on a fantastic achievement! Thanks so much Denise for sharing your stories with us at Coca-Cola London yesterday it was inspirational!

Donation by Catherine Riches and All @ Coca-Cola GB on 05/12/13

£250.00

+ £62.50 Gift Aid

Well Done Girls xx

Donation by Action Department @RCJ on 07/11/13

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Well done all. Des & Will

Donation by Anonymous on 06/11/13

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Team Denise! It has been amazing to hear and read about your adventures - totally inspiring and enthralling in equal measure. With much admiration and love from everyone at Team Magic. xx

Donation by Steve Parkinson and Your Magic team on 11/10/13

£1,000.00

+ £250.00 Gift Aid

Well done to Georgia and the team.

Donation by Barbara and John on 04/10/13

£20.00

Better late than never! So proud of Kirsty and Denise, and the whole team xx

Donation by Louise Roe on 03/10/13

Congrats Georgia, way to go! x

Donation by Jenny Williamson on 03/10/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Well done to all of you, Mick would have been so proud! From Pat and Tommy Hunt

Donation by Patricia Hunt on 01/10/13

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

From Jordane Long

Donation by Jordane Long on 26/09/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

From John Byrnes

Donation by John Byrnes on 26/09/13

£100.00

+ £25.00 Gift Aid

Congrats Kirst!

Donation by Dom Williams on 24/09/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Congratulations on such a brilliant achievement X

Donation by Simon Jones on 24/09/13

£100.00

+ £25.00 Gift Aid

Whoop! Well done Wizard's Sleeve!!! x

Donation by Antony Cotton on 23/09/13

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

We met this lovely couple Graham and Janet from Northampton on the tourist section of the Great Wall and they very kindly donated to The Royal Marsden. A big thanks to them both.

Donation by Anonymous on 22/09/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Well done Kirsty, putting up with all that fried food deserves a donation

Donation by James M on 21/09/13

£30.00

+ £7.50 Gift Aid

Amazing achievement! Well done ladies. Proud friend xx

Donation by Zoe Hardman on 21/09/13

£30.00

+ £7.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Darryl on 20/09/13

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Congratulations on your amazing achievement

Donation by Darryl on 20/09/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Well done. We think you are great.

Donation by Pam and Pete Walter on 18/09/13

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Well done ladies! You are all amazing. Thinking of Michael.

Donation by with love from, Natalie, Andrew and May on 18/09/13

£100.00

+ £25.00 Gift Aid

Well done Ladies! Look forward to seeing all the photos Kirsty!

Donation by Helena, Mike, Ben, Coco and Big Bump! on 18/09/13

Well done!

Donation by Andrew and Nuria on 18/09/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

You're back! Well done indeed to you all. Love from the neighbours. Xxxx

Donation by Hilary and George on 18/09/13

£25.00

+ £6.25 Gift Aid

Great work girls!!!! Well done!!

Donation by Oli Ward on 17/09/13

£30.00

+ £7.50 Gift Aid

Well done ladies .... You are all amazing :) x

Donation by Hayley & pat on 16/09/13

£30.00

+ £7.50 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£16,850.32
  • Offline donations£100.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£16,950.32
  • Gift Aid£3,425.25

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