We’ve been a bit quiet recently, but do not fret, we have still been busy! Before we say more, we wanted to say a big thank you to a couple of superstars.
Sarah’s best friend Alice and her gorgeous groom Mahesh got married in September 2013 in a fantastic London venue surrounded by friends and family. Prior to them even arranging the date, venue and more importantly the dress, they took the decision that instead of wedding favours, their guests would receive a Katie band, and they would make a donation to the Katie Compson Foundation. They are beyond generous and we thank them from the bottom of our hearts. We wish them a beautiful, healthy and happy life together.
In March this year, we were delighted to welcome some sunshine to the Marsden March! 30 of our lovely friends and family joined us and walked the 14 miles between the two Royal Marsden Hospitals. It is such a humbling experience and each year we are so thrilled that we are joined by so many to do this fabulous fundraiser. With everyone’s generosity we nearly raised £7000 – an incredible addition to the current funds so thank you to all walkers, and everyone who donated! Pictures can be found in the gallery.
Barry and Sarah did the next challenge, a walk that tested them both in some early British summer weather. They came out with smiles, sunburn, and some serious blisters but it was definitely worth it raising £500. The South Downs Trek covers 27.9 miles across the various hills (Sarah decided they were more mountains) and with stunning views of the south coast it took 9hrs 25mins – but the gin and tonic at the end of the day was a perfect reward.
If anyone would like to do some fundraising please do get in touch, we would love to support you in your efforts, and remember that Katie would be so chuffed to see how much we want to raise in her memory.
Sarah, Jenny, Pete & Elise xxxx