stewardship is shining for Cancer Research UK

By Alexandra Khan | 23 September 2011 | Comments (1)
 

Stewardship Shine Marathon

 

On 1st October 2011 at 8.30pm, sixteen members of the Stewardship staff will gather at the O2 in Greenwich, London, to complete (probably) the longest walk of our lives. The Shine Walk traces the London Marathon route for the complete 26.2 miles, and participants walk through the night to raise money for Cancer Research UK.

 It's a cause that is close to many of our hearts simply because cancer has become such a widespread and devastating illness. We at Stewardship wanted to join forces with Cancer Research UK and show our support for the charity that does so much to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer.

We have set a fundraising target of £5000, with each of us aiming to raise varying amounts. All of us have a story to tell, and you can head to the following pages to read them, see who has already donated, and make a donation yourself:

Frances' Page

Daniel's Page

Alex's Page

Joanna's Page

Greg's Page

Christine's Page

Jules' Page

Lisa's Page

Kirstie's Page

Shine Walk London Route 2011

 

Lots of our family and friends have already made donations - and we're so grateful that they believe in us! - but one particularly encouraging story of generosity emerged from a social network - Twitter. One of our supporters attracted the attention of a complete stranger - a Secret Millionaire in fact - on the social network, and asked him if he could advertise the fundraising effort via his Twitter account. Given that philanthropists and celebrities tend to get these kinds of requests on a daily basis, it came as a really lovely surprise to see that the Millionaire in question not only advertised the fundraising effort to nearly 700 followers on Twitter, but also made a donation himself. 

Thanks so much to those who have given so generously; we look forward to seeing some of you at the finish line, and will blog the full story (with photos!) after the event.

Posted by Alexandra Khan

Alexandra is a digital marketing executive for Stewardship. Originally trained in music, she went on to spend a few years in the videogames industry before making the leap to the NFP sector. Follow her on Twitter: @alxkhn

comments:

Tina Alexander

September 23, 2011 4:51 PM
This is a great initiative well done!. We are looking for adventurous hikers to join us in Dominica to hike the Waitikubuli Trail through the tropical rainforest. We are raising funds to set up a Cancer Support House for those having Chemo or nursing relatives in Roseau. Let me know if you get a taste for sponsored walks!

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