Get those wellies on.... and help raise a million pounds for cancer research
Join us as part of this national fundraising campaign launched in Guernsey. It’s fun, it’s a little bit messy, and it’s a great cause. The aim is to encourage people to put on a pair of wellies and jump in puddles to raise money for Cancer Research UK.
The 'Jumping in Puddles for Cancer' campaign has a target of £1m. Rather than the usual fund-raising ideas, the theme is 'when the rain hits hard, go jump in puddles.' It’s been organised by Guernsey-based campaigner Susie Campanella after hearing about the terminal cancer diagnosis of ITV Channel reporter Gary Burgess at the end of last year.
Speaking to ITV Channel News, Susie said, "We are so excited to be launching this campaign here in Guernsey and are overwhelmed by the support we've already received from so many people. Cancer devastates so many lives, it goes far beyond me and my lovely friend Gary, and it needs to be stopped. The only way we can do this is to find a cure and new treatments, we hope that these vital funds raised will go some way to doing just that."
Here at Catherine Best we are proud to be involved, and Catherine has already been out as you can see! "I was honoured to be asked to be part of such a fantastic cause. We all know someone who has sadly lost their lives to this disease, so I encourage you all to put on your wellies and go jump in puddles and have fun!"
If you want to rediscover your childhood and raise money for cancer research, follow the steps below. Don’t forget to share your puddle pictures and also tag @Catherinebest, as we’ll be sharing our favourites on our social media outlets too.