V5I2 - Forthcoming Events

Originally published in Issue 2 2006 icon

The Review Half Marathon & Fun Run: Sunday 11th June

Mandy Sweetman is looking forward to taking part in the Review Half Marathon in St Albans Hertfordshire with her Mother and two sisters. Her 7 year old daughter Amber will be taking part in the children’s fun run and can’t wait to receive her medal. Mandy is appealing to local people to take part in in the Half Marathon (YOU CAN ENTER AS A WALKER OR A RUNNER!) or you can take part in the 5K run or the U12s 1.5 Mile Fun Run. This is the 25th year for this event and there is always a fantastic atmosphere and lots of support along the way - if you would like to join Mandy and her family please call 01280 821211 for more information and a CANCERactive t-shirt.


Sponsored walk at Pen-y-fan: Saturday 24th June


Glynn Hardwicke has organised a sponsored walk which covers about 8km (5miles) of Welsh hillside taking in the summit of Pen-y-fan, the highest point in South Wales. The event will take place at 10am on Saturday 24th June: if you are interested in taking part or would like more information please email Glynn at [email protected] or call 01280 821 211.


Midsummer Madness Event


Tea Party/Coffee Morning or Picnic/Barbecue - this can take place on 24th June or in fact anytime during the summer months.

A beautiful sunny day spent catching up with friends/relatives and request a small donation from each of your guests - what could be easier?

Please call 01280 821211 to register details of your event.




All our runs have proved very popular with supporters eager to get active. All our places for the Great Manchester Run and Great South Run have now been filled. However if you have your own place and would like to run on our behalf please give us a call! Or if you have a place in another local event please contact us to request a runner’s pack.


Abseil: Sunday 17th September 2006


Aim high take that giant step and join us for our big abseiling challenge at The Riverside Complex in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire. This is your opportunity to abseil down the side of this impressive building and really test your head for heights. Don’t worry you will be in the safe hands of our abseiling experts. No experience is needed as full training will be given on the day by our team of dedicated professionals.

To join Jacqui Simons and Mandy Sweetman on the day please call 01280 821 211 to register.


Halloween Firewalk: Tuesday 31st October


7pm-10pm at Shenley Leisure Centre, Milton Keynes

Be a Devil - Take that first step.. Walk across 20 feet of wood embers burning at 1200 degrees fahrenheit without experiencing any pain or injury.

Enjoy a 2 hour long motivational seminar. Increase your confidence and self esteem. Release fears and doubts and learn how to overcome self-limiting beliefs! If you can "Walk on Fire" - what else can you achieve in life? To register - your place will cost £50 and we ask that you raise over £100 in sponsorship. Tell your friends and family what you’re about to do they’ll be only too pleased to sponsor you. Invite them along to the Halloween disco in the evening and, as it’s Halloween, why not come in fancy dress?


Cancer Prevention Fortnight: 13th - 26th November


During our Cancer Prevention Fortnight we are aiming to create awareness of CANCERactive as well as raising funds to enable us to continue our life-changing work. We are approaching primary schools and nurseries around the country and asking them to take part in various health-related activities. If you have a contact at your local school, please call us with their details.

We are also encouraging our supporters to organise a "Meal with Appeal" which can be breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea or dinner.

For further information please contact Jacqui/Mandy on 01280 821211 or 01727 850979.




  • Organising a fundraising event or collection in your area (at home or work?)

  • Taking part in events planned by our Fundraising Team

  • Encouraging friends and family to hold events on our behalf

  • Putting up posters and distributing leaflets in your area

  • Playing an active part in our Cancer Prevention Fortnight

  • Becoming a Regional Executive and help us to reach more people and create awareness of CANCERactive



If you want to help but need some ideas please phone 01280 821211 for a free fundraising pack.



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