Riverside Garden Centre

Riverside's Icelandic Lava Trek page

Fundraising for Cancer Research UK
raised of £40,000 target
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In memory of Russell Jeffery
Cancer Research UK

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This has been postponed until 2022!

In March 2019, our #AbsolutelyFantastic Russell Jeffery sadly passed away from cancer. Russell was the founder, owner and heart and soul of Riverside and, along with his wife Jo and dedicated team, has been the driving force to build it into what it is today.

In August 2022, a few of us from Riverside will be taking part in a challenging three-day trek over the volcanic terrain of southern Iceland to help raise money.

We know that many of you love Russell's famous YouTube videos and received so much advice from him over the years, whether in-store, over the phone or through Riverside’s YouTube channel, and we will be documenting some of our training so that you can keep up with our preparation. 

We will be running fundraising events throughout the year to raise money for Cancer Research UK, but we'd also appreciate any donations to this worthy cause you are able to give, and would love you to help us spread awareness.

Follow our social media channels to keep up to date with our tedious training, fantastic fundraising and the mountains of money we end up raising.

Help us reach our target, and do something #AbsolutelyFantastic for Cancer Research UK

What we will be doing:

Trekking 58kms through one of the planet’s most volcanic regions, with challenging terrain encompassing steep climbs and rough descents.

Setting up and breaking down camp in some of Europe’s most spectacular and unusual terrain.

Day 1: Wed 04 Aug - an international departure from London to Keflavik - Camping

Day 2: Thu 05 Aug - Landmannalaugar to Álftavatn (approx. 10–11hrs) - Camping

Day 3: Fri 06 Aug - Álftavatn to Emstrur (approx. 7-8hrs) - Camping

Day 4: Sat 07 Aug - Emstrur and Thorsmörk, then transport to Reykjavik (approx. 6-7hrs) - Hotel

Day 5: Sun 08 Aug - Reykjavik, the Blue Lagoon and return to UK.

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Through a special arrangement, the funds raised on this page will be used to help Cancer Research UK to support their rare cancer research portfolio. 

About the charity

Cancer Research UK

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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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