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The Mary’s Boys fundraising team were founded in 2013 following the sudden passing of founder member Lee Carter’s mum to cancer. Inspired by Mary’s love for being active, family and friends we began our fundraising exploits by cycling from London to Brussels via Amsterdam in aid of the Cancer Treatment Research Trust (CTRT) a charity that gave incredible support to Mary and her family during her last days. The team managed to raise an incredible £16,500.00 and completed the challenge in 4 days.
In April 2016 the Mary’s Boys team now had the fundraising bug and decided to run the London Marathon for the Children with Cancer Charity. On this occasion we managed to raise £17,000.00 for an amazing charity and finished the marathon in just over 4 hours.
This year the Boys are back in action and we are raising vital funds for the Special Care Baby Unit at Watford General Hospital. Our aim is to raise £20,000 for a new incubator unit that is desperately needed as another of our members found out when his son was born 9 weeks premature.
In order to hit our target of £20,000 we have a number of events lined up these include a quiz night, a golf day at Old Ford Manor and a beer festival with live music. Then it’s time for the main event, Mary’s Boys are not ones to sit back and take the easy option so in the spirit of adventure and pushing ourselves further with each new challenge we will be climbing the 3 highest peaks of Scotland, England and Wales in 24 hours. But it doesn’t end there, this is only part one of the challenge. Part two is on completion of the peaks we will then cycle the 408km from Snowdon back to London…. all within 2 days!