Celebrities join 5,500 walkers in London for annual Royal Marsden Hospital March

Celebrities join 5,500 walkers in London for annual Royal Marsden Hospital March

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Actor Larry Lamb, comedian Tim Vine and actor John Altman took part in the seventh annual Royal Marsden 14-mile or five-mile walk, to raise money for The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity.

The event has helped to raise over £8m for The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity since 2011 and this March over 5,500 people ‘went the extra mile’ for The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity.

The walk, sponsored by Banham, has helped to fund pioneering work in cancer research, diagnosis, treatment and care at The Royal Marsden, including the latest MRI scanners and the CyberKnife radiotherapy machine.

Familiar faces at the event included actor Larry Lamb who started the 14-mile walk, comedian Tim Vine, and actor John Altman.

They were joined by London Firefighters from the Wandsworth watch who did the whole walk in their uniform. The largest team were St Thomas Becket RC Primary School, family, staff and friends with 225 walkers.

“It’s been amazing to see thousands of inspiring people coming together to raise money for The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity. We are so grateful to all our incredible supporters; it’s with your help that we are able to fund pioneering work in cancer research, diagnosis, treatment and care – not only to improve the lives of patients at The Royal Marsden, but also for people with cancer throughout the UK and beyond,” said Director of The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity Antonia Dalmahoy.

The Marsden March was set up in 2011 as a great way for patients, staff, friends and family to show their support or honour a loved one. Money raised is donated to The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity, which funds pioneering work in cancer research, diagnosis, treatment and care.

“We are very proud to have sponsored and taken part in The Marsden March for the third year running. The Marsden March was a truly memorable day bringing thousands of individuals, families and friends together to raise funds and awareness for such an important cause that sadly touches so many of us. Banham are delighted to support this terrific event and we congratulate all who took part this year,” said Banham Group’s Executive Chairman Charles Hallatt.

 

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