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Iceland calling!


(Jamie, Sarah & Katie, supporting Emma and friend Sophie, with Sam wondering what all the fuss is about!)

In August 2013, Jamie, Emma and Sam Sharrock will be doing an epic walk in memory of Katie. The Sharrocks have known us for the past 15 years and have grown up with Katie and Sarah in Suffolk remaining very close friends as they travelled around the world. Often coming together to escort their parents home, or join them for a glass or two of wine.

They have decided, in true Sharrock style, that they are not going to do just ANY walk. They will be walking 250km across Iceland as part of the RacingThePlanet series. This is an amazing adventure for them all, and training is in full swing already – mainly in Hong Kong where Jamie and Emma currently live, and Sam is using the fabulous landscape of Wales as his training ground.

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Please sponsor them at and find out more about the race here

London Marathon 2014

Already we’re hearing of friends who would like to run next years marathon in memory of Katie. The ballot opened, and closed, within hours on the 29th April, but we’ve put some feelers out and hopefully we’ll have a group running next year and raising money for the Royal Marsden in memory of Katie. Watch this space!

The Marsden March 2013

DSC_1537On March 17th 2013 we watched the heavens open, and grabbed 35 willing (at the start at least) friends and family, and headed out to walk 14 miles between the two hospitals.

For us, it is always emotional coming back to the Royal Marsden, but it makes us more determined to raise money to keep them working on such vital research and treatment. It was a beautiful day in every sense bar the weather! We walked between the RMH Chelsea, and RMH Sutton, with an incredible support crew (Pete, Chris & Macca) who provided a picnic at Mile 9, continual cheering at every potential location, and a lift to the pub at the end. Thank you to everyone who took part – you’re all amazing!

We have managed to raise over £9,000 this year, which is a great achievement. Donations are going directly into the Katie Compson Foundation so we’d love any further contributions – donations can be made HERE

Photos from the event can be found in the Gallery!

Thank you x