300km in 30 Days for Cancer Research UK
This year, Walls and Floors turns 30! We first opened our doors in 1987. To mark 30 years of being the leading tile specialists, we've set ourselves a special challenge to help raise money for Cancer Research UK! We aim to run 300km in just 30 days!
Our challenge: To run 300km in 30 days
Gavin Spencer, one of the directors at Walls and Floors, is leading a team of staff members on a spectacular and grueling 30 day challenge. Throughout April 2017, the team is going to run 10km a day around local locations, to reach the whopping 300km target. It's all in aid of Cancer Research UK. We have a target of raising £10,000 for this fantastic charity.
'I’ve chosen Cancer Research UK as the benefiting charity,' says Gavin. 'One day everybody will beat cancer, the more research they do, the sooner that day will come!'
The 300km target, which is more than the distance between Liverpool and London, is going to be hugely challenging for the team, who will run it in daily 10km stints, with no days off. They have started their training already, to work up to the big event in April.
Our target: To raise £10,000 for Cancer Research UK
We need as much help as we can get to reach the £10,000 target.
Gavin went on to say, 'I’m hopeful a lot of our customers and suppliers will support us and make this achievable.'
Where will the money go?
Here's a breakdown of where the money we raise for Cancer Research UK could go...
£10 could buy 300 glass slides for studying cells and tumour samples in detail under the microscope.
£30 could buy around 250 plastic Petri dishes. They're an essential resource for thousands of scientists who are working hard to understand cancer.
£54 could buy 22 thermometers (range -10°C to 110°C) – indispensable for many experiments that need to be performed at very precise temperatures.
£94 could cover the cost for one woman to take part in a clinical trial aiming to improve survival for post-menopausal women with early-stage breast cancer.
£123 could fund one cancer information nurse for a day. Our experienced cancer information nurses provide a confidential service for anyone with concerns about cancer.
£260 could buy a sophisticated microarray; a powerful piece of technology, helping scientists to scrutinise thousands of genes in a single experiment, and identify which are switched on in cancer.
£677 could cover the cost of one person taking part in a clinical trial testing chemotherapy before and after surgery, and the antibody drug Vectibix, to improve survival for bowel cancer patients.
£1,000 could cover around 22 days running expenses for an important lab project into a type of children's cancer called rhabdomyosarcoma. The study aims to identify molecules that are involved in driving tumour growth, and this could lead to improved treatments so that more children survive the disease in the future.
If you'd like to donate to our 300km in 30 day challenge, please visit our JustGiving page.