On Sunday 4th March over 5,500 walkers will be participating in the Marsden March to raise money to fund state-of-the-art equipment, groundbreaking research, and create the very best environments for cancer patients.
The walk begins at their hospital in Chelsea, and the walkers follow a 14-mile route through London to their hospital in Sutton. During the march, walkers travel over Putney Bridge and up Putney High Street. Give them some encouragement as they have a long way still to walk.
Positively Putney Executive Director, Nicola Grant will be partaking in the march for the third time. In advance of the walk she says
“It is such a great day, everyone is very friendly and morale is high amongst the walkers. Last time, it took us six hours to complete it but we did have a number of stops at inviting cafes and pubs along the route. My son was just nine years old and he managed to finish without a single blister. My feet didn’t fare quite so well.”
Walkers then travel over Wimbledon Common, on to Raynes Park and through King George’s Playing Fields. Then they will cross Nonsuch Park, past Nonsuch Mansion, and head off to Cheam and Belmont before arriving for a party at the hospital in Sutton.
The Royal Marsden Cancer charity has helped many patients because of the funding raised though the walk from the public.