On October 18th, Natwest walked the London Marathon Route to raise funds for Ovarian Cancer Action. One member of the team, Adam, shares his experience.
“I was extremely happy when our team decided to do our charity walk for Ovarian Cancer Action. This charity is very close to my heart, having lost two family members in my lifetime to ovarian cancer. I am a fit and athletic person, but even for me, the thought of a half marathon walk was quite daunting.
Luckily the walk turned out to be really enjoyable. Being out with the team brought everyone that little bit closer together. Raising so much money was so rewarding, and knowing it was going to such a good charity made it all the more worth it.
We all voted to support Ovarian Cancer Action because of the importance of the vital work the charity is doing and the impact it has on our friends, family and collleagues. It was enough of a reason for the whole team to come together and ask friends family and colleagues to help us hit our target.
It was a great day, we had lots of laughs and it was great to spend with each other as we walked through the busy roads in London.
We were all in high spirits and walk was made manageable by breaking it down into three segments. After the first two hours of walking we had a very quick coffee stop, followed by lunch two hours later. Finally we finished on a high note near Buckingham Palace where we all celebrated with a cold drink on a cold day."
The Professional & Financial Services Team was led by Danielle Padfield and included Malcolm Bennett, Stephen Blurton, Steven Bullimore, Kristian Canham, Lee Johnston, Husna Khanom, Matthew Urquhart, Paul Monaghan, Adam Smith, and Amal Vaghela.
We would like to say a huge thank you to the Professional & Financial Services Team from Natwest. So far they have raised over £2000 and with generous match funding, they now aim for £5,000. This much appreciated support will help fund next generation research for next generation lives.
If you would like to organise your own team event or join one of our challenge events, contact Asha Williams on Asha.Williams@ovarian.org.uk. And if you hurry, you may be able to join us for our next event, the Santa Run on December 8th.
Alternatively, you too can help support OCA simply by remembering to nominate us for your Charity of the Year partnerships. Contact Fundraising@ovarian.org.uk if you have any questions.