Charles Mason

3 months, 2 marathons, 1 mountain and a world record

Fundraising for Young Lives vs Cancer
raised of £3,000 target
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Event: London Marathon 2021, on 3 October 2021
Participants: Becky Mason
#TeamYoungLives are running the Virgin Money London Marathon 2020 hoping to raise over £800,000 for young people with cancer and their families.



Due to the pandemic the challenge understandably got derailed. After completing Kilimanjaro both London and Manchester Marathons were postponed and then cancelled. However, the challenge remains -  albeit much more drawn out. The London Marathon has been rescheduled to 3rd October and I will be attempting 3 hours at the Brighton Marathon on 10th April 22.


Dear family, friends and colleagues,

Over the course of three months this Spring I will be embarking on three challenges in order to raise money for CLIC Sargent, a fantastic charity that supports young people battling cancer.

The first challenge, in late February, is to climb Kilimanjaro in Tanzania - the highest mountain in Africa standing at 5,895m. This will take seven days and I'll be doing it along with my sister Becky.

The second is to run the Manchester Marathon in under 3 hours, in early April.

Finally, two weeks later I'll be attempting, along with five friends, to break the world record for the fasted six-person costume to run a marathon. The current record is a shade under 6 hours.

About Young Lives vs Cancer
When cancer strikes young lives Young Lives vs Cancer helps families limit the damage cancer causes beyond their health. We provide specialist support, to help and guide each young cancer patient and their family.

Please take a moment to have a look at their website, and donate if you can. The three challenges are self-funded so every penny you donate will go straight to the charity.


About the campaign

#TeamYoungLives are running the Virgin Money London Marathon 2020 hoping to raise over £800,000 for young people with cancer and their families.

About the charity

Young Lives vs Cancer

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At Young Lives vs Cancer, we help families find the strength to face whatever cancer throws at them. But every day 12 more children and young people hear the devastating news they have cancer. We’ll face it all together – but we can’t do it without you. Visit

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