Thank You



A big thank you to all of the following








SimonHealeHi from an exhausted and sun-drenched runner. Just to let you know that I managed to stagger in for an OK, given the conditions, 3 hours 46 minutes marathon. It was the hottest and most unpleasant Sunday morning that I have had in along time. Needless to say the crowds were amazing, apart from the barracking I got for walking during the last mile. What got me through the last few miles was thinking of why I was doing the run, for Chris Wells for CANCERactive and for all the wonderful support from all of you. Thank you. Simon Heale.


Many congratulations Simon and well done. Our thanks to everyone that has sponsored Simon and it is not too late to donate if you have not yet done so. Just follow this link  and sponsor Simon.




Simon Heale with Laura, Chris Wells’ widow.








Marathon Man


Anthony Plummer from Littlehampton took part in the Bristol 1/2 Marathon on Sunday 17th September. It was the second half Marathon that he had run. Conditions were extremely hot and with approximately 15,000 runners it was a very busy day.  The runners set off at 9.40 a.m. but the streets were already crowded with spectators cheering them on in the blistering heat.


Anthony ran the 13.2 miles around Bristol City Centre, under the Clifton Suspension Bridge, up the long Port Way and back again in the time of 2 hours, 9 minutes and 4 seconds, raising a total of £250.00 for CANCERactive.


He is now busy training for more local running events and next year’s 1/2 Marathon.






Roger Johnson (64), adventure cyclist and model for the original Action Man doll………


Roger Johnson completed his epic mission in 8 days from Trondheim to the Arctic Circle by solo bicycle, camping at each stage of his journey.


Roger said “The trip was very difficult, having to climb 4,000 feet to reach my destination. I was confronted with isolation and wilderness, in addition to sheer exhaustion! As towns are far apart the risk of hunger in not having the availability of food was also an issue. I lost half a stone, living off a half packet of dry food cooked up in a mess tin! My bicycle and bag weighed nearly 100lbs and I got covered in mosquito and horse flies.


The scenery in Norway is fantastic but you pay for it. It is wood, rock and water. There is no dark at night. I cycled down a six-mile tunnel in semi darkness like I was going to the centre of the earth.


At the Arctic Circle Summit of 4,000ft people from every nation in the world build  little rock cairns and place a message to their God, which eventually blows away in the arctic breeze. The journey was hard, dirty and very dangerous.

 Ordinary life is too easy for me. I have to have a challenge too look forward to. Iceland is next!!”


July 2006: Charities Are Looking Good


To raise money for two charities, Swanbourne House School held their first ever Fashion Show on Saturday 6th May. The show was a complete sell-out, with over 200 people attending.

Cheque presentation

Pupils, staff and parents participated in the event, both on the catwalk and off stage, which was supported by Lauren Goddard - "Young Designer of the Year" - showing her own fashion collection. England cricketer, Darren Gough, acted as auctioneer for the evening - and the combined auction and raffle raised a total of £7,400 which will be split between two charities - CANCERactive receiving £4,000.






Magazines and information leaflets were handed to a large number of people at Kenilworth Agricultural Show on Sunday 4th June and Leek Wootton Church Fete and Plant Sale on Saturday 20th May. There was a warm reception and lots of interest, which led to a list of people wanting to take part in a variety of future activities. Thank you to our Regional Executive Diana Richardson for helping to raise the profile of CANCERactive.




We are pleased to report that £900 was raised on Saturday 8th July when the DORSET POLICE MALE VOICE CHOIR AND LIZ FERRIE (well known singer (opera and musicals) gave us an evening of inspiring music and singing at the Broadstone Methodist Church. The total amount raised was equally divided between CANCERactive and the World Healing Crusade. Barbara Robinson (event organiser) said “ It was a very enjoyable evening for everyone and we were able to give out over 200 leaflets raising people’s awareness of the two charities. We are looking forward to the next time!”


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