Coast 2 Coast Twice in 2 Months

On Wednesday 9th May Chris Spavin will be starting his coast to coast run in memory of his little boy Leo who the world lost to childhood cancer last September..

Chris, by his own admission will be running/jogging and at times even walking 190 miles from St Bees to Robin Hood Bay over the 6 days. He will be following Wainwrights path, mainly trails, and isn’t very flat with 29135ft(8880m) of climbing.

Challenge 2 will be in June when Chris is joined by a team of British Steel colleagues will be cycling coast to coast from Seascale to Whitby 150 miles all in the same day. Another tough challenge with some steep climbs thrown in and around 4500m in total climbing and one which many Lincsquadders have completed or also be taking part in this year too.

Chris commented that “If you are able to support in any way, whether it be by sharing my story and raising awareness of childhood cancer or if you have a couple of quid spare that would be even better… It would be fantastic!! and would be very much appreciated and any and every donation very well received by myself and a well deserving children’s cancer charity Candlelighters Trust. Candlelighters do a fantastic job supporting children and their families on and off hospital wards in many kinds of ways, Not only that they invest in vital research on causes and potential new treatments – that’s got to be worth it hasn’t it? ”

Chris would just like to say a MASSIVE THANK YOU to those who have already donated to my challenge and to Candlelighters. It really is very much appreciated.. thank you.

If you would like to know more, read about his story and what he will be doing or even be kind enough to donate there is a link below, and thank you.
You can help Chris Spavin raise money for this great cause by donating directly to their fundraising page –

JustGiving sends your donation straight to The Candlelighters Trust and automatically reclaims Gift Aid if you are a UK taxpayer, so your donation is worth even more.