Notaro Finance Manager and his cricket team fundraising for a charity close to their hearts
Our Finance Manager, David Marsh together with his friends from the Bread & Butterworth Cricket team, are all walking 26 miles through West Somerset to Minehead on Sunday 8th September. They are fundraising for CLIC Sargent, a charity that helps children and young people with cancer and supports their families.
The team found during their last cricket season that several of the players had close family members with cancer.
Dave’s son, Will, spent the first half of 2018 having chemotherapy for Burkitt Lymphoma in Bristol Children’s Hospital and Musgrove Park Hospital in Taunton. The side effects and complications were tough going, but throughout this time, Will and his family were supported by CLIC Sargent.
Dave said this brilliant charity really live up to the promise that, ‘when the doctor says cancer, CLIC Sargent are there’. They are a fabulous charity that supports young people with cancer all over the country. Happily, Will returned to school & has just passed all of his GCSEs.
He said, “We have played a lot of cricket in the villages alongside the West Somerset Railway. This is our natural habitat, cricket grounds in stunning countryside with splendid pubs! So we decided to walk the 26 miles of footpaths and lanes alongside the West Somerset Railway. Walking from Bishops Lydeard to Minehead quick enough (hopefully) to get the last train back home!?! “
Help them to fight for young lives against cancer by donating to their page – https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/walking-the-line
The relatives’ group at our Immacolata House Care Home in Langport also got to hear about Dave’s walk on Sunday. So they have brilliantly decided to have a “Name the Teddy” competition to contribute to their fund raising.
Look out for that on our Facebook and Twitter page.