Huge thanks to each of the many tireless supporters who have raised funds by running marathons all around the world for Debbie Fund. In excess of £60,000 has been raised through their blisters, sweat and tears!
Congratulations and thanks to our 2014 Marathon runners: Annie Coulson, Luke Trickett, David Kerrigan and Danny Hornsby.
Adidas 5k Challenge
Karen Druce, whose husband, Steve, is Mark's cousin, together with two of her daughters Amy and Kate, ran the 5K Challenge in Hyde Park, London on Sunday, 5 September, to raise money for Debbie Fund. Karen said: “Debbie was an amazing, intelligent, fun-loving and inspirational woman, both in the way she lived and especially during her four-year battle with cervical cancer. We hope to raise as much money as we can, and are proud to do this run in Debbie's honour."
Debbie Fund National 3 Peaks Challenge 15th/16th June 2011
Kathryn James says-“It struck me with enormous force whilst sitting at the R3 Gala Dinner just how many of the ladies at the event might be affected by cervical cancer in the future, including me, and I was shocked at how little was being done to address it. Years ago, I’d come across a case in which a young mother of 25 years of age had died from the same disease, leaving three children all under 5 behind. I’d been looking for an excuse to do the Three Peaks Challenge and Debbie Fund seemed the perfect answer! I would like a strong turn out from the insolvency and financial industry to demonstrate to everyone how much we care about these issues by competing with each other to see which team can raise the most money for Debbie Fund.
The National 3 Peaks Challenge offers an exciting opportunity for participants to climb 3 mountains across the UK within 24 hours. The challenge comprises in excess of 11,000ft. of climbing, and totals over 20 miles of walking. With over 500 miles of driving you will certainly see the length and breadth of the country during the two days.
Teams are tasked with climbing the following impressive mountains:
· Ben Nevis is the highest mountain in Scotland, and the highest in the British Isles standing at 4409 ft. and as such is a must for any UK walker.
· Scafell Pike is the highest mountain in England, standing at 3209 ft. and being our middle mountain can afford spectacular views as the sun rises.
· Snowdon is the highest mountain in Wales, standing at 3560 ft. We will be ascending and descending via the Llanberis Path, teams can feel very pious as the tourist train passes them.
Kathryn James, a solicitor with Boyes Turner, has taken the initial steps in organising a fundraising challenge between teams of 4 (plus 2 drivers) up and down Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon in 24 hours, commencing 15th June 2011. Sponsorship for each team’s fuel has been obtained, so that as much money raised by the teams as possible can benefit Debbie Fund.
The Debbie Fund Three Peaks Challenge was a great team-building event,
From 3pm on Wednesday 15 June 2011, the teams of 4 walkers each set out from the bottom of Ben Nevis (Fort William, Scotland). Once Ben Nevis was completed, teams moved to the Lake District, climbing Scafell Pike from 5am on 16th June 2011, and then finally the event finished in North Wales where the teams climbed Snowdon.
Whilst we are sure that the teams were keen to finish the challenge in as fast a time as possible, this event was not a race. Our main competition emphasis is on fundraising and so a prize was given to the team which raised the most for Debbie Fund.
Each team committed to raising a minimum of £5000 for Debbie Fund- a massive contribution to the fight against cervical cancer, and one of which everyone involved
can be immensely proud.