Prostate Cancer UK has a simple ambition – to stop men dying from prostate cancer. With help from science over the next 10 years the focus is to improve diagnosis, treatment, prevention and support.
The motivation behind this came from one of our work colleagues James who sadly experienced first-hand the devastating effect Prostate Cancer can have when he lost his father back in 2012.
James had seen a post on Twitter that Soccer Saturday and Sky Sports Presenter Jeff Stelling was taking part in a charity walk in aid of Prostate Cancer UK. He is walking 15 marathons in 15 days, starting in Exeter and finishing in Newcastle.
James wanted to get involved to help raise money for such an amazing charity. So he decided to join on Day 6 of the walk from Chester FC to Everton FC (via Tranmere Rovers and Liverpool FC).
The walk took place on June 7th and along with 80 other people (including ex footballers Robbie Fowler, Phil Thompson and Mark Lawrenson). Leaving at 8am the walk took 10 and a half hours travelling 26.2 miles, 61,000 steps!
This was no small task and by the end James was understandably exhausted but with happiness in his heart for joining so many other men in the walk and raising £530! Vivio continue to support a variety of charities and so our Director, James Wright has matched the sponsorship bringing the total to £1060.
Prostate Cancer UK continually need support so please visit their website to make a donation. Every little helps!