Royston women tackle non-stop walk from capital to Cambridge for hospital C2 ward

From left to right: Wendy Gurr, Beckie Sole, Louise Westbury, Fran Dasseville and Sally Taylor.

From left to right: Wendy Gurr, Beckie Sole, Louise Westbury, Fran Dasseville and Sally Taylor. - Credit: Archant

A group of five ladies from Royston will be walking all the way from London to Cambridge, non-stop throughout the night, to raise money for the C2 Children’s Cancer Ward at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge.

The group, made up of Wendy Gurr, 46, Beckie Sole, 39, Louise Westbury, 38, Fran Dasseville, 44, and Sally Taylor, 40, will be setting off from London – near the Olympic Stadium – on Saturday, July 2 and plan to arrive in Cambridge the following morning after the 100k London2Cambridge Challenge – the mighty distance of two and a half marathons.

It will prove to be quite the slog as the team will only have pit-stops to eat and drink.

The group are raising money for Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust as Sally works on the children’s cancer ward, and the group thought it would be worthwhile cause to get behind, and help raise extra money.

Wendy, a Royston account manager, said: “A lot of people have said we are mad and have also asked where we will be sleeping.

“We will not be sleeping, just walking non-stop.”

To help raise more funds, the group held a charity disco and stood outside Tesco with collection tubs.

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Wendy added: “People there were really generous.

“The charity disco was a great night and raised an amazing amount.

“We would like to thank everyone who took part for supporting us.

“Also, if you would like to come and cheer us on Sunday, July 3, finishing at Wilberforce Road Sports Ground in Cambridge, we would love to see you.”

To donate to the women and help them in their fundraising mission, visit and search for ‘Wendy Gurr’.

To find out more about the valuable work that Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust does in helping raise money for new technology and extra comforts in Cambridge hospitals, visit the website at

To find out more about the challenge, and how to get involved in future events, visit the website at