Walking through Suffolk on 3,500 mile walk
to raise £200,000 for Cancer Research UK
Wanting to do something positive to help others after losing his wife to cervical cancer, Laurence Carter is undertaking an epic challenge to walk over 3,500 miles around the coast of England and Wales to raise awareness of cervical cancer prevention and funds for Cancer Research UK. His wife was just a few months late for her screening appointment which was enough to allow the cancer to take hold, so he wants to spread the message that regular screening makes a huge difference.
After starting in Brighton last June, Laurence walked around the Suffolk coast during the first two weeks of May, around 3,400 miles into his journey.
He said, "I was very taken with Southwold and Aldeburgh, especially how their thriving high streets were filled with independent shops, in comparison to some of the seaside towns I visited earlier in my journey. But my favourite part of the Suffolk coastline was the Shotley peninsula, with its combination of beautiful countryside, interesting history and great pubs. The story of Anne Boleyn asking for her heart to be taken to Ewarton church after she was beheaded was particularly noteworthy." Laurence was joined by friends for nearly every mile of the Suffolk coastline, such was the attraction of the county!
Laurence has so far raised £65,000 for Cancer Research UK to fund research into improving falling screening rates. More information about Laurence's walk can be found at www.3500toendit.com or follow him on Twitter @3500toendit.