Brothers Dan and Cary Mitchell from Hastings are taking to the streets of London this summer to raise money for the cancer support charity Dimbleby Cancer Care.
The brothers are part of a team of ten walkers formed by one of the charity’s trustees, Kyle Taylor, and also includes other friends, family members and colleagues of Kyle’s. Cary works with Kyle in London, where he currently lives.
Dan, a Hastings resident said: “The latest research shows that we have all been affected, or know someone affected by cancer. This is true for us all, while being lucky enough to have my own health I have friends and family who have been afflicted by cancer. Seeing how it affected them and those around them I found myself needing to do anything in my power to help and to make their lives easier while coping with this terrible disease.”
“In my day-to-day life I walk as many places as possible, even up and down the escalators in the tube stations these days, so I am using this as a training plan. I am confident that with my teammates and my brother by my side I will be able to complete the walk. We are all aiming to raise £500 each so collectively that will raise £5,000 for this wonderful cause.”
The event is an endurance challenge in celebration of the charity founded in memory of Jonathan’s father, Richard, who died 50 years ago this year. Starting in the evening, the walk’s route takes in famous London landmarks including Trafalgar Square, Buckingham Palace, the British Museum, the Tower of London, Canary Wharf and Greenwich. The event, which is sponsored by Leon, starts at St Thomas’ hospital and finishes at Guy’s hospital, the two hospitals where the charity provides its services.
Robin Pritchard, Director at Dimbleby Cancer Care added: “Our cancer care services rely on the generosity of the general public so it’s vital that we have the support of our fantastic fundraisers like Dan and his team for our events.
“Walking around London at night is a wonderful way for people not from the capital to see the beautiful sites of the city. We still have a few places left for other teams so if you are interested please look at our website for details how to sign up.”
All the money raised from the event will go towards the charity’s ‘Care for the Future’ appeal, which aims to raise £500,000 by the end of 2016 so that it can continue and expand its work within the cancer community.
To support Dan please visit: https://www.justgiving.com/DanMitchell50-50-50/