Cancer Research UK

On Thursday 14 May 2015, 4.30 pm to 6.30 pm, there was a well-attended ‘Mount Fun Night’ at the Jubilee Hall, with a quiz, raffle and refreshments. It was open to all ages, and was in aid of Cancer Research UK.

And the group of children from Cardinham School who organised it are pleased to announce that they have already raised £238, and they’re still counting! 

Well done to the organisers – and thanks go to all those who came along and supported, as well as to those who were unable to make it but still donated.

all welcome - Thursday 14 May 2015
all welcome – Thursday 14 May 2015


Congratulations to George Mustoe, who on Tuesday 20th August 2013 completed his marathon cycle ride, from Lands End to John o’ Groats, travelling solo, and carrying all his gear  – all done to raise money for Cancer Research UK.
(see also Cornish Guardian, 02/10/2013*)

As George explains:

George completes his solo cycle ride
George completes his solo cycle ride

I wanted to raise awareness and raise money for Cancer Research UK; a breast cancer research project for which they need £50,000. I have managed to raise over £700, although I would like to reach £1,000 to add to the project.

  • EDITOR’S UPDATE (Jan 2014) – The total raised was £1,165  – many thanks to everyone who supported him!

I did the Lands End to John o’ Groats cycle ride solo, camping along the way in eight and a half days, setting off on Monday the 12th of August at 1.30pm and arriving at John o’ Groats at 7pm on the Tuesday. I stayed in a selection of campsites, including a B & B one night in Scotland, cooking with a wee gas stove along the way. The weather turned out to be variable, raining heavily all day for a couple of days, and sunny spells with heavy showers the rest. I chose to avoid a lot of the main A roads, and focus on the smaller minor lanes and B roads; the wind direction varied throughout my journey.

I used my road bike with a saddle bag and a handle bar bag, instead of panniers. The set up turned out to be really good, allowing me to carry all my gear and food with plenty of space available. I had four punctures, two broken spokes, gear problems, and wheels out of alignment due the bumpy roads.

Cycling by yourself everyday from 8 in the morning to 7 or 8 at night, without an iPod and with no one to chat too was mentally challenging, although when I saw the sign for John o’ Groats I felt re-invigorated and relieved helping me push on the last day covering 120 miles. In total I cycled 995 miles and someone captured the moment of me holding up my bike in celebration at the finish.

  • Total raised: £1165  – many thanks to everyone who supported him!

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