‘March the Month’ Students’ fundraising for Prostate Cancer UK

Senior Charity

Siblings Zachary and Esme have their marching boots on! They have been walking to raise funds for a cause close to their hearts, Prostate Cancer UK, simultaneously contributing to the volunteering section of their respective Silver and Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Awards.

Marching with their father, the siblings set out to collectively complete one million steps in the month of March, by each walking 11,000 every day. By the end of the month they had passed this goal with a final total of 1.275 million steps – a brilliant achievement!

Their father Kurt explains: “We are marching in memory of Zachary and Esme’s grandfather and my dad, Richard, who fought prostate cancer over nine years, losing his battle in July 2016, when he was only 69 years of age. Like everyone who has lost a loved one to cancer, the feeling of loss is always there, but the spirit lives on. Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the UK, killing one man every 45 minutes. It's killing dads, partners, sons, brothers, grandads, uncles and mates. But it doesn't have to be that way. We are raising money to help fund lifesaving research for men and their families affected by prostate cancer.”

Zachary and Esme have raised £916 to date and are still hoping to break £1,000. You can visit their fundraising page if you would like to support them with this worthwhile initiative. 

This fundraiser formed part of Prostate Cancer UK’s March challenge to walk 11,000 steps per day, every day in the month. 

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