Over the years, Keith Prowse has successfully completed numerous challenges to raise money for charity. We’ve cycled to Paris and made it through the 3 peaks challenge. This year, we wanted to do something a little bit more unique for Cancer Research.
On 23/24 September, 24 members of Keith Prowse set off from Twickenham stadium and walked to all of our venues in London – the equivalent of two marathons in two days. We all survived (just!) and raise a whopping £5,256.51 for Cancer Research.
We skipped our way through Richmond Park on the way to Wimbledon and, after a snack break, whizzed over to the Queen’s club for a photo outside centre court, and onto Chelsea Football ground for our well-deserved halfway mark break.
Lunch break over, we walked along the river and over Vauxhall Bridge to get to the Kia Oval, and a final burst of energy took us all the way to the O2 for drinks, dinner, and a place to lay our heads for the night.
The next day, thirteen tired team members dragged themselves out of bed, covered their feet in blister plasters, and massaged their tired legs before setting off on the second leg of the journey – walking another 26 miles to get back to Twickenham.
We passed by the Excel Centre, the Isle of Dogs, and the City, all the way up to Lord’s Cricket Ground where we stopped for lunch. Then things started to get tough. The final half of the journey consisted of bandages, joints being taped-up, and even more blister plasters. But we kept walking…and walking…and walking!
Finally, at exactly 6.55pm, we ran, walked, stumbled, and hobbled to our last destination – the statue outside Twickenham Stadium. Tired, proud, and somewhat disorientated, we took our final triumphant photo before heading home to nurse our injuries.
A few shout outs need to be given, because nothing can be done without help. A huge thank you to the support teams, who managed to be there at every corner (despite the London traffic) and provide refreshments and, more importantly, encouragement and entertainment.
Another shout out goes to all of our venues – thank you for supporting the cause and donating the time (and food!) to keep our walkers going.
Finally, and most importantly, a huge thank you to everyone who donated. Every penny counts and is all going to a hugely deserving cause.
And, if you haven’t already donated, you can do so here.