Thousands of walkers will be coming together this May for the special tenth anniversary of The Banham Marsden March, all raising money for The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity.
This year The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity is aiming to raise money for a very special cause: the construction of the Oak Cancer Centre in Sutton. Due to open in 2022, the new centre will vastly improve patient facilities and help to speed up the developments of new treatments, transforming the lives of cancer patients at The Royal Marsden and around the world.
Registrations are open for the event which will take place on Sunday 3 May 2020. Walkers can take on the 15-mile route between our Chelsea and Sutton hospitals or the five-mile route from King George’s Playing Fields in Morden to The Royal Marsden in Sutton.
Antonia Dalmahoy, Managing Director of The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity, said:
“Since the event began in 2011, 45,000 walkers have taken part, raising over £13 million. This incredible amount has helped The Royal Marsden to revolutionise the diagnosis and treatment of cancer and improve the lives of people affected by cancer, across the UK and around the world.
“We’re really looking forward to our 10th anniversary – the 2020 event is going to be bigger and better than ever before!”
Former Royal Marsden patient Laura Parker has taken part in every Banham Marsden March since it began in 2011.
“The Banham Marsden March is the one thing I do every year that I always look forward to. My husband and I vowed that for as long as we can, we will do the March; it really is the highlight of our year. It is emotionally uplifting and truly inspiring.
“We walk to say thank you – and because we want everybody, no matter where they live, to have the same standard of treatment and support we had. The year I celebrated getting the all-clear in 2014 was particularly special, as we walked with a group of family and friends.”
To get your place in the walk, visit royalmarsden.org/march