05:00PM, Friday 04 September 2020
Photo by Amelia George-Ellis
Staff at a nursery in Twyford have raised more than £1,100 for Cancer Research UK by collectively completing triathlon.
Workers at Cedar Park Day Nursery on Bridge Farm Road pledged to run, walk, swim and cycle as much as possible during the month of July as part of a triathlon fundraiser in honour of their colleague, Kathryn Strickland, who was recently diagnosed with cancer.
In total, the team has completed 2,488 kilometres, which is equivalent to 59 London Marathons.
So far £1,166 has been raised with donations still being made, which will be given to Cancer Research UK to fund research into the disease, find a cure and help families.
The triathlon saw Aaron Joseph cover 64 miles cycling, best friends Jacqui Magee and Theresa Collins clocked up 34 kilometres with a walk from Henley to Sonning, Claire Macklin walked 40.2 kilometres to and from the train station as part of her route to work, and six practitioners walk the Thames Path, accumulating 102 kilometres between them.
Nursery manager Emma Kemp racked up the most amount kilometres, reaching a total of 364 kilometres through activities such as cycling around the Isle of Wight and a bike ride from Bristol to Reading.
She said: “I am so incredibly proud of the way everyone has pulled together and demonstrated the most amazing sense of team spirit in light of this awful situation.
“Our wonderful colleague is now in remission and we will continue to support her every step of the way. We are delighted to be donating the money raised to Cancer Research UK, and hope this will bring hope to many others battling this devastating disease.”
The JustGiving page can be viewed at: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/cedar-park
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