A charity trek that was sponsored by Schoolexams.co.uk has been successfully completed by TV presenter Denise Van Outen and The Only Way is Essex star Lydia Bright, raising thousands of pounds for a worthy cause in the process. Schoolexams.co.uk is thrilled that the whole trek went without a hitch having been sponsor to an event that gave an opportunity to give back the society.
Denise Van Outen and Lydia Bright jetted off to the beautiful Himalayas to complete a gruelling ten-day trek taking them past some of the stunning backdrops the area has become known for. Hiking for around nine hours every day and sleeping rough beneath the stars, it wasn’t a walk in the park. But the tired feet have no doubt been worth it as the team that made the journey have raised a substantial sum for their chosen charity – Brain Tumour Research.
Brain tumours are more likely to kill children and adult under the age of 40 than any other type of cancers. But just 1% of the money spent nationally on cancer research is allocated to brain tumours – it’s a terrible statistic that Brain Tumour Research aims to change. During 2016, the charity raised £5.5 million towards research and support but more needs to be done. The Himalayan trek has gone some way to boosting the amount raised in 2017 so the charity can achieve even more in the years ahead.
It’s an issue that’s close to Denise Van Outen’s heart, who is also a patron of the charity, after she lost two friends to the devastating illness in recent years. She noted to Hello magazine, which has documented the trek, that as well as acting as a tribute to those who have already been affected by brain tumours, supporting the charity is also a way to help future generations.
Both celebrities and the rest of those that made the tiring trek had to spend weeks preparing for the challenge, ensuring that their fitness was up to the task. Despite aching feet and hours of walking still ahead, Denise and Lydia kept fans and charity supporters up to date with their trek, posting snaps on Instagram of the awe-inspiring views.
As an organisation that works closely with children and teens, we’re pleased to have supported such an important charity event that has raised money for Brain Tumour Research – paving the way to finding treatments and a cure in the future.