Friends prepare to walk overnight for Cancer Research UK

David Jagg and Kim Spencer are taking part in the London 2 Cambridge 100km Ultra Challenge
David Jagg and Kim Spencer are taking part in the London 2 Cambridge 100km Ultra Challenge

Two friends are preparing to embark on the longest walk of their lives this weekend.

Kim Spencer, of Stradishall, and David Jaggs, of Haverhill, will walk through the night tomorrow as they take on the London 2 Cambridge 100km Ultra Challenge in aid of Cancer Research UK.

The pair, who have been training since December, will be given a 30-hour time limit in which to complete the challenge.

David signed up for the event to prove he ‘could still do things’ after suffering from depression and Kim asked if he would like a ‘training partner’ after learning of his involvement on Facebook.

She said: “I’m excited about doing it, I’m anxious about doing it and sometimes I feel I need my head examined.”

On why it is so important to her, she said: “I lost my mum to cancer 13 years ago this month and I’ve had friends who have had cancer as well, some have recovered and some, unfortunately, haven’t.

“It’s something that affects so many people, either directly or indirectly, and to find a cure for it would make such a massive difference to so many lives, so I’m just doing my little bit to help.”

To support them search either ‘Kim Spencer 2015’ or ‘David Jaggs’ at www.justgiving.com.