Martin Green has completed several challenges for Brown Dog to raise money to treat men, women and children with cancer and to help improve the quality of care, equipment and standard of living for those sufferers of this dreadful disease.
'Brown Dog' was formed in 2000 by an ex-Lloyds Banking Group colleague who had just recovered from cancer to raise money for people who had cancer. Brown Dog (named after the founders chocolate labrador) is now a registered charity and in the 11 years since forming we have raised £240,000 which has been used to buy much needed equipment and facilities to help men, women and children fighting cancer across the UK. Every penny Brown Dog raises goes to the people who need it (Brown Dog has no administrative costs).This year brown dog is trying to raise £50,000 to purchase a much needed Breast Cancer Scanner for Poole Hospitalwhich will improve early detection and improve patient care.
Every year, he takes on a fresh marathon challenge, which in the past have included triathlons in the Lake District, cycling 75 miles then climbing Ben Nevis, cycling coast to coast in Devon and last year walking 7 peaks in the Lakes. This year his challenege was no different. He walked continuously from Sidmouth to Weymouth on the stunning Jurassic Coast, a small stroll encompassing 50 miles of beautiful coastline but full of challenging hills. He set off at lunchtime 3rd June (co-incidentally his 52nd birthday!)walking through the night until he reached his destination. Just being awake continuously through the night is challenging enough, doing that and walking non-stop whilst avoiding potholes, cows and sleep depravation simply add to the all round experience of pleasure and fulfilment . Martin
Martin has Made a Difference by raising over £15000, pushing himself to his physical limits CR