Mark Lord

Mark's Walking The Ridgeway

Fundraising for Cancer Research UK
raised of £1,000 target
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Cancer Research UK

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We pioneer life-saving cancer research to help us beat cancer


When your Mum calls you and tells you your Dad has been diagnosed with potential cancer your heart drops to your feet. My Dad is very nearly 80 but doesn't let that hold him back & is generally in good health so this was a shock to me & my family. Thankfully the diagnosis was early and the tumour was found to be benign but still needed an operation to be removed. Dad was admitted to hospital around 90 days after the original diagnosis. It was a big operation for a person of his age but with a great team of doctors and nurses behind him at Treliske hospital in Cornwall I am pleased to say he is making a good recovery - although itching to get back out in his garden! 

My Dad is twice my age and often it feels he has twice my energy. As I approach my 40th birthday I wish to set myself a personal challenge & to raise some much needed funds for a charity close to my heart. Therefore I wish for all the money raised from this sponsored walk to be donated to Cancer Research to help towards eliminating this disease from our world. 

During the Spring of 2016 I will be walking the Ridgeway, Britain's oldest road from Avebury in Wiltshire to Ivinghoe Beacon in Buckinghamshire covering the 87 miles over 7 days.  I will, of course, be taking a shepherds crook to aid my way along with a camera to record my journey. The Ridgeway has been used for over 5000 years by man; travellers, farmers, drovers to armies have all walked along its trail. The track crosses the landscape through The North Wessex Downs AONB and The Chilterns AONB so I'm looking forward to seeing some stunning scenery along the way!

You will be able to follow my journey on Twitter and Facebook when and where I can find a signal.

Twitter @marklordphoto

All I ask is just to give what you can to help me reach my total of £1,000. If you are a UK tax payer then please select Gift Aid and HMRC will add 25% of your donation to the total!

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Cancer Research UK

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RCN 1089464, SC041666, 1103 & 247
We‘re the world‘s leading cancer charity dedicated to saving and improving lives through research. We fund research into the prevention, detection and treatment of more than 200 types of cancer through the work of over 4,000 scientists, doctors and nurses.

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