The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity has opened up more spaces for people to join their fundraising event 'The Banham Marsden March'. 

Following the cancer charity’s decision to cancel their in-person event and go virtual, the number of people allowed to take part in the five or 15 mile walk on May 23 has increased.

Supporters can secure a place, which includes a free t-shirt, and help the charity reach its £2million target towards The Oak Cancer Centre Appeal.

This vital new centre will speed up the translation of world-leading research into breakthroughs in treatment and care, transforming the lives of cancer patients at The Royal Marsden and beyond when it opens at the end of 2022.

Over 6,000 people had signed up to the walk from the hospital in Chelsea to the hospital in Sutton but will now take part virtually in separate instead.

Your Local Guardian: Andrew ( left ) and Dave (right) will take part on May 23 Andrew ( left ) and Dave (right) will take part on May 23

Antonia Dalmahoy, Managing Director of The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity, said: “We hope that The Banham Marsden March at Home event can bring everyone together in spirit for one day to do something extraordinary for cancer patients worldwide.

“We are relying on our supporters to help us reach the finish line of our fundraising goal for The Oak Cancer Centre.”

The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity is proud to be working with Banham as title sponsor for The Banham Marsden March for the sixth year.

Charles Hallatt, Banham’s Executive Chairman, said: “Banham has proudly supported the March since 2015 with more than 360 members of our staff taking part to date, raising over £130,000.

"After the challenging circumstances presented in 2020 and 2021, we look forward to being able to take part in this special event."

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