Our 50K Charity Walk

On Friday 5th June, the Soak&Sleep team joined 100 other ambitious ramblers to walk 50k through the night, with the aim to raise £50,000 for Dimbleby Cancer Care charity.

Dimbleby Cancer Care was set up in remembrance of Richard Dimbleby who was one of Britain’s best loved broadcasters, who sadly passed away from cancer. The focus of the charity is to offer support and care to those living with cancer, their carers and families. The charity works closely with Guy’s & St Thomas’ hospital in London. The aim of the night-time walk was to raise £50,000 for the future of the charity, so that it can continue to expand and help within the cancer community.

Soak&Sleep have been delighted to support the charity, by provided specially designed bolster pillows for all undergoing treatment.

Some said we were crazy, some wished us well, but as we jumped into Charlie’s car, there was a mixture of nerves and excitement. 

Dimbleby Cancer Care charity walk journey
On route in Charlie’s car

 We arrived at the meeting point, and were giving a plate of delicious fuel food – guaranteed to keep us going until the bitter end (which was scheduled to be 7am the next morning!)!

Followed by a quick warm up….

Dimbleby cancer care before photo
We are all smiling now…wait until later!


Dimbleby cancer care Ruth & Rebecca
Rebecca & Ruth

 Then we were ready to head off…not before a photo of us all!

Dimbleby cancer care group photograph in London
All of us ready with Jonathan Dimbleby!

The next 50k of walking were a mixture of highs and lows, with Sophie from our buying department bumping into her idol Elvis Costello…


Elvis costello meets Sophie from Soak&Sleep in London
Sophie with Elvis Costello

And also plenty of aches, pains…& sometimes some sad faces!


Rebecca & Ruth - the blisters are kicking in now!
Rebecca & Ruth – the blisters are kicking in now!

 But the end was in site – and the team did Soak&Sleep proud!

Team Soak&Sleep
Team Soak&Sleep


Kirsty, Sophie & Rebecca crossed the finish line!
Kirsty, Sophie & Rebecca crossed the finish line!

Check out our video of the event…

Our evening walk montage!

 If you want to help Dimbleby, you can offer a donation here 



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