Sixty Miles for Sarcoma
July 19-23, 2010, in Cornwall, United Kingdom
Seven participants set off from Bude on Monday, 19th July, and Reached Mawgan Porth on Friday, 23rd July, after 5 days and sixty miles of walking. We saw stunning scenic views, rolling fields, crashing waves, high cliffs, streams, waterfalls and much more. Wildlife included kestrels, seals and deer. It was tough going, Cornwall being very hilly, with the aptly named “high cliff” a part of the walk.
The weather went from sunny to rainy to heavy rain and wind, with an added sea mist covering us at one point. Then the sun came out for the last couple of days, and we passed many great beaches and coves with turquiose water.
We had six walkers on the team and one driver. So far we have raised over £2,500 for the Sarcoma Trust. The walkers were Brian Lewis, Debbie Lewis, Siobhan Walker, Teresa Bull, Chris Wright and Janine Clarke. We are now planning next years walk!
The photo shows the team, joined by one team member’s son, enjoying a paddle at the end of the walk at Mawgan Porth.
Picnic in Hyde Park
Wednesday, July 14th at 2:00pm
The London Sarcoma Support Group hosted a Team Sarcoma picnic in Hyde Park, London. During the morning we all kept one eye on the weather as the forecast was for heavy showers in the afternoon. Come 2pm, Karen Delin (organiser of the picnic) set up a picnic blanket near the band stand and was joined by 20 other people during the afternoon. One of the first was a lovely lady who had come all the way from Belgium on the Eurostar to take part in a Team Sarcoma event. Many people bought along cakes and snacks to add to the picnic. Luckily it only rained once (although it was a heavy shower), but as we were near the bandstand we all dove for cover and took some group photos of the event. The afternoon was filled with jokes and laughter as old friends met up and new friends were made. Staff from The Sarcoma Trust and The Royal Marsden also attended the event. A big thank you to Karen Delin and the London Sarcoma Support group for hosting the picnic.
Due to scheduling issues, this Team Sarcoma event was held outside of International Sarcoma Awareness Week.
Skydive for Sarcoma
Saturday, 24th July
Seven brave souls took part in a skydive for The Sarcoma Trust as part of Team Sarcoma events. Friends and family turned up to support them. So far they have raised over £8500 with more coming in. They all enjoyed the experience and the day itself!
Sunday, July 25 at 1:00pm
About 30 patients, carers and family members attended a picnic at Moors Valley Country Park on July 25th. It was a hot afternoon, different to last year when it blew a gale. The age range was from 9 weeks to 80+ years. We started with a toast to “Absent Friends” then enjoyed a traditional cream tea (scones, jam and Cornish Clotted Cream) followed by homemade cakes. We spent the afternoon sharing our stories and making new friends. We shall continue to meet and support each other in our sarcoma family.
Sarcoma Cake Sale
July 16th at 11:00am
Please come to the East Midlands Sarcoma Support group Cake Sale that is being held in conjunction with the Blaby Inner Wheel. The proceeds will go to the Sarcoma Trust. It will be held at Leicester Royal Infirmary, Osbourne building on Friday, 16th July, from 11am – 2.30pm.
Charity Buffet Curry Night
Monday, May 17, at 8:00 p.m.
East Midlands Sarcoma Support Group will offer a buffet dinner at Dine India in Countesthorpe, Leicestershire on May 17th at 8:00pm. Tickets are £15 per person to benefit the Sarcoma Trust. Tickets are available from Dine India, or you can contact Kathryn Yates at tel: 277039.
[Due to scheduling issues, this Team Sarcoma event was held outside of the International Sarcoma Awareness Week.]