David Quinn from Hazel Grove, Stockport, conquered a UK-spanning trek from Land’s End to John O’Groats to raise over £9,000 for Cancer Research UK. David was inspired to undertake his mammoth expedition by a special friend, Lissie, who had bowel cancer.
Sadly, Lissie died while David was tackling his 1,100 mile hike from one end of the country to the other, meaning David needed a short break to attend her funeral. David went on to finish the walk in Lissie’s memory, raising an impressive £4591.13 for Cancer Research UK, a total which was then match funded by Equilibrium meaning the charity received £9182.26 overall.
Speaking about his journey David said:
I would like to thank all the wonderful people I met on my journey who made it so special - people who walked with me or who provided accommodation, food and refreshments or donated to the cause. The journey was difficult at times, but the great support and encouragement I received really kept me going. To raise such a large amount for a charity which is close to many people’s heart is fantastic. Looking back, I’m glad I was able to complete the journey, it’s an experience I will never forget and I can’t thank Equilibrium enough for the support they gave me.
Debbie Jukes presenting David Quinn and Jack Leetch from Cancer Research UK with the donation.