Eight U6th girls from both South and West, along with Jamie Harrison (North), took to the streets of London on Saturday night to walk the SHINE ‘marathon’ along with 16,000 others who took the opportunity to ‘walk all over cancer’! Walking in memory of Tildy Curran (West 2009-2010) who died from leukaemia exactly three years ago to the day they crossed the finish line, the group raised well over £1000 for Cancer Research UK. Starting and finishing at Battersea Power Station, with Poweraid, Haribo and plasters at the ready, the group took in the sights of London by night, passing the Houses of Parliament, Wellington Arch, Harrods, The Royal Albert Hall, St Paul’s, The Strand and The Globe before crossing Chelsea Bridge at the 25 and a half mile mark with heavy legs and aching knees but in welcome sight of the finish line. The marathon walk took them eight and a half hours and they were back in their beds by 6.30am for a well-earned sleep!
The girls; Alex Adams, Issi Rennocks, Cathy Hobbs, Tara Beamish, Briony Pearson (West) and Phoebe Bagge, Hattie Allison and Louise Richards (South) had to be accompanied by an adult as they were under 18 and all credit to Cathy Hobbs’ parents for completeing the marathon walk with them.