How's this for inspiration?
Meet John and Ann Fraser. Over the past 11 years, they’ve raised an incredible £28,000 for Prostate Cancer UK with their annual walk on the Isle of Wight.
After John was diagnosed with prostate cancer 14 years ago the couple relocated to Ann’s place of birth, the Isle of Wight and it was here they decided to hold their first island walk to help raise awareness and funds for Prostate Cancer UK .
The the Frasers have rallied friends, family, and even the occasional TV personality, to get their walking boots on. The walk has been a huge success, with many repeat customers.
They say "The route we chose is largely on public footpaths and with no difficult terrain so anybody can join in. It's definitely a family and dog friendly event. We produce a route plan that shows watering holes and wc's along the way. We promote it in the local newspaper, local radio, Facebook, posters, email, and word of mouth.
We suggest people donate £5 to take part, or walkers can collect their own sponsorship. We also make sure we have buckets and tins out on the walk too. Our top tip would be to make it as easy as possible to donate, set up an online page but get your buckets and tins out there on the day too."
Sadly John passed away in August 2015. Ann is holding one more island walk on Sunday 3 April 2016 in John’s memory. After being lucky enough to have the support of the Frasers for many years, it doesn’t surprise us that this fun, motivated and endlessly energetic couple have made such a huge contribution to the fight against prostate cancer. We can’t thank them enough.
If you’ve been inspired by John and Ann’s work and think you could organise your own walk with family and friends, find out more by filling in the form above so we can help you get started.