Hope Against Cancer celebrates 20th anniversary – here’s how to get involved
By Lola Bailey
People of all ages are being invited to think of a way of doing something involving the number 20 to raise money for a cancer research charity.
Hope Against Cancer is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year and is marking this milestone with its 20in23 challenge.
People can do sponsored cycling, pop quizzes, run in the half marathon that’s happening in London in October or go kayaking on September 9.
Jessica Southworth, from the Community Engagement Manager team at Hope Against Cancer, said: “Students doing charity fundraising, it can look amazing on people’s CVs and help them to look outside of their course.
“It’s great experience to talk to employers, meet people and to support local causes.
“We would love for more people from uni to get involved.”
More fundraising events are happening such as the Pint of Science on Monday, May 22, and the Trail of Hope from June 9 to 11.
The Pint of Science will involve several people and, instead of just talking about science, they will be giving super interesting information. This will be held at The Globe in Leicester city centre. The entry fee is £5.
The Trail of Hope is a fair happening all across Leicestershire and Rutland. There will be various activities that revolve around the number 20, for example there will be 20 businesses taking part.
The charity was created by Alison Willson after being diagnosed with cancer in 2002 as she believed the area needed more researchers. Then in 2003, grants were given to help Hope Against Cancer fund research.
On its website, the charity says: “People are going to be doing all sorts of things for Hope, all based around tortuous variants of the number twenty: 20 laps of this, 20% off that, 20 verses of the other… you get the idea!”