You know a charity event is going to be a challenge when the joining instructions include the warning "this will hurt" and recommend paracetamol (other well-known pain killers are available).
Undeterred as four intrepid/slightly mad friends, Clive Read, Josh Hartle, Martin Yardley and Tom Yardley, we will be doing our best to raise much needed funds for Cure Leukaemia's £1m appeal to fully fund its £3.2m expansion of the internationally renowned Centre for Clinical Haematology in Birmingham by 31 December 2017. This will be a genuine game changer in the battle to fight this disease - it will provide much needed space and funds to provide for additional care and support to those who need it most.
On Saturday 15 July we are walking 100km in under 24 hours for Cure Leukaemia and we need your help to raise as much money as possible. It will be a massive challenge.
We will be walking through the night. There will be no stopping and putting our feet up or having a cheeky pint along the way. We will be seeking to raise money every single step but it will be worth it. And it is a small thing to do to make a difference to so many other people who need our help.
We are even more determined to take on this gruelling challenge after meeting 49-year-old leukaemia patient Deborah Harkins, who you will see in our picture. Deborah had Acute Myeloid Leukaemia and is being treated by the team of doctors and nurses funded by Cure Leukaemia, at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham.
You can help us help others by donating on our Justgiving page and if anyone sponsors us more than £20, they will get their name on our walking t-shirt and we are also looking for businesses to sponsor us too. Please contact Clive at CRead@VWV.CO.UK for more details.