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by Bryony Harrison (subscribe)
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A nighttime hike round London


Exercise, fresh air, and creative expression can strengthen all of our physical and emotional well-being, but is particularly beneficial for those suffering with cancer. As part of a fundraising event, Maggie's Culture Crawl is inviting you to take part in a fifteen mile hiking tour of London for a nighttime adventure you'll never forget.

The event takes place on the 20th September and costs 40 to register. There are two starting times to choose from (7.30pm or 8pm), but you should arrive an hour early to receive your t-shirt, map, and safety brief.

The route will take you on a tour of some of London's most popular landmarks, and although not all of them have been announced yet, so far the line up includes a ride on the London Eye, a look inside The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (which is usually closed to the public), a browse round the Design Exquis exhibition in the Roca London Gallery, a visit to the Royal Geographical society, and finally, finish things off with a fantastic view from The Gherkin.

The tour will also take you to two of Maggie's Cancer Caring Centres. These feature modern and creative architectural designs, and are places for families and cancer suffers to receive emotional, practical, and social support. Maggie Keswick, who died of breast cancer in 1995, dedicated her last few months to setting up centres around the UK. There are now sixteen in total, with more on the way.

Maggie's Culture Crawl asks that you aim for a 250 sponsorship. The walk will be fifteen miles long and you need to be over sixteen to enter. Anyone under eighteen will also need to be accompanied by a participating adult.
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Why? Raise money for charity
When: 20th September 7.30pm & 8pm
Phone: 0300 123 1801
Where: Around London
Cost: 40 registration, 250 fundraising
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