John Probyn

The Long Walk

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The Long Walk, 8 March 2012
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The biggest events we organise every year are the Download Festival at Donington Park in Derbyshire and our festivals Wireless and Hard Rock Calling in Hyde Park London.  After this year’s Download Festival, Paul Latham and John Probyn will set off on a 144 mile walk from Donington Park to Hyde Park to raise money for Cancer Research UK.  The walk will include an 88-mile stretch of the Grand Union Canal and we hope to be joined by a number of other well-known names from the music business, further details to follow! The full route will be published the week before the walk for those who want to stand on canal bridges and cheer/hurl abuse!

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Here is the press release ...

 

THE LONG WALK - TWO GIANTS OF THE LIVE MUSIC BIZ TAKE ON THE ULTIMATE JOURNEY FOR CHARITY

  

LIVE NATION'S JOHN PROBYN (COO) AND PAUL LATHAM (CEO) TAKE ON A 5 DAY, 144 MILE WALK TO RAISE MONEY FOR CANCER RESEARCH UK

 

WALKING FROM THE DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL TO HYDE PARK, HOME OF WIRELESS, HARD ROCK CALLING AND BT LONDON LIVE

 

Titans of the live music and entertainment industry, JohnProbyn and Paul Latham of Live Nation, today announced that they will undertake their first ever long walk. This will be a charity fundraiser, in the form of a courageous long haul journey called THE LONG WALK. The event is a 144 mile walk from Donington to Hyde Park starting on the 11 June to raise money for Cancer Research UK.

 

THE LONG WALK will take five days and see them walk 144 miles from Download festival’s site in Donington Park to Hyde Park, London, where Live Nation are organizing a series of music and entertainment events. If that was not challenging enough for these respected executives the big day will be Monday 11th June, THE LONG WALK when John Probyn and Paul Latham setforth on their trek to London. The Long Walk will include a picturesque 88 mile stretch of the Grand Union Canal and back up facilities on Canal boats are already in place.

 

Putting on a brave face, John Probyn stated: “Cancer Research is a charity that Live Nation has supported for some time and I wanted to do something personally.  I’m never going to climb a mountain or cycle across the desert, but I’m very good at putting one foot in front of the other.  Its 144 miles past 73 pubs, what could possibly go wrong?!”

 

Paul Lathan added: “I am forever grateful that my family and I are in reasonable health. However I never take that for granted, nor forget those who are not so lucky. A few blisters, aches and abstentionfrom Guinness for a year is a small price to pay to raise money for the great work Cancer Research do... One step at a time”!!

 

After walking 144 miles along A and B roads, canals etc, John and Paul will eventually arrive in Hyde Park where Live Nation are staging three key live events this summer: Barclaycard Wireless Festival on July 6-8 with headliner Rhianna, Hard Rock Calling July 12-15 headliner Bruce Springsteen.  This is followed by and BT London Live, which will feature giant screens over 15 free to access days of culture and musical entertainment celebrating the London 2012 Olympics.

 

All money raised from THE LONG WALK will be donated to Live Nation’s associated charity, Cancer Research UK.

 

The Long Walk will begin 9am on Monday 11 June! To donate please visit http://www.justgiving.com/TLW and give generously.

-   ENDS -

 

Cancer Research UK is the world's leading charity dedicated to beating cancer through research. We are fighting cancer on all fronts, finding new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat it to save more lives. We are entirely funded by the public. With your help, we can ensure more people beat cancer.

 

For further information regarding THE LONG WALK please contact:

 

Doug Hall at LD Communications, E: doug.hall@ldcommunications.co.uk T: 0207 439 7222

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