Sheffield Haworth’s London Team is taking part in the Three Peaks Challenge for Cancer Research UK

26 members of the London team are taking part in the National Three Peaks Challenge on 6th September to raise £20,000 for Cancer Research UK.

 

Our team will embark on a gruelling 24 hour challenge to scale the three highest Peaks in Scotland, England and Wales with very little sleep.  The Peaks include Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon.

 

In total the team will cover a total of 42 Kilometres and ascend 3,000 metres over the three mountains.

 

The main reason for doing this is to raise as much money as possible for our chosen charity, Cancer Research UK, who are the world’s largest charity dedicated to saving lives through research.  Their aim is to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.

 

Last year alone, there were 17 million new cases of cancer worldwide with the most common forms being lung, breast, bowel and prostate which accounted for 43% of all new cases.  It is estimated that by 2040, there will be 27.5 million new cases which is an increase of 62%.

 

Thanks to research and donations, Cancer survival in the UK has doubled in the last 40 years but on average there is still only a 50% chance of those people surviving cancer for 10 or more years.

 

In order to increase this and speed up the day when all cancers can be cured we need your help to do our small part to raise our target of £20,000.  Any donations are gratefully received and 100% goes directly to Cancer Research UK.

 

If you’d like to sponsor us you can do so here as well as reading more about our team members taking part.