Home   News   Article

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.



COMMENTS
()


Iliffe Media does not moderate comments. Please click here for our house rules.

People who post abusive comments about other users or those featured in articles will be banned.

Thank you. Your comment has been received and will appear on the site shortly.

 

Terms of Comments

We do not actively moderate, monitor or edit contributions to the reader comments but we may intervene and take such action as we think necessary, please click here for our house rules.

If you have any concerns over the contents on our site, please either register those concerns using the report abuse button, contact us here.

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies - Learn More