Follow The Celebs Rowing Alongside Cancer Survivors RN In This Amazing Challenge
Five days, five marathons, and lots of potentially soggy celebs.
Towie’s Chris Clark, Made in Chelsea’s Sam Thompson, and lifestyle vlogger Niomi Smart are among the celebs getting huffy and puffy in tiny orange boats this week, all in aid of Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C).
SU2C’s Great Canoe Challenge kicked off on Monday, and involves four amazing ‘Paddlers’ who’ve all been affected by cancer - Carla Bradbury, Jag Chather, David Sing and Helen Weller – rowing five marathons in FIVE DAYS. From Chester all the way to Liverpool.
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We’re out of breath just thinking about it.
They’ve been rowing British North West waterways, aided by different celebs along the way who want to lend a hand to the charity. All the money from the challenge will fund game-changing research and new cancer treatments, and help to save lives.
Michelle Heaton is one of the celebs who've been getting in on the action. “Taking part in the Great Canoe Challenge was a no-brainer for me. When I discovered I was a carrier of a faulty version of the BRCA2 gene, it was devastating. I felt like my world had been turned upside down,” she said. “I want to do everything I can to help to raise money for research because I know it’s the key to defeating this disease.
"Meeting all the paddlers who’ve experienced cancer first-hand is going to be my motivation. It’s a tough challenge but I’m really looking forward to sharing stories, having some fun along the way and being involved in something I feel so deeply passionate about.”
Other celebrities picking up an oar to take part in the challenge include The Lean Machines, Natalie Anderson, Judge Rinder, Michelle Ackerley, Anthea Turner, Jake Humphrey, Anna Passey and Tyger Drew-Honey.
YES. We’re SO on board with this… as it were…
There’s still one more day to go until the end of the challenge, which means the paddlers still need supporting! Follow their progress on social media and check out all the details below to find out how YOU can contribute your bit.
Stand Up To Cancer’s Great Canoe Challenge is taking place from Monday 25 September – Friday 29 September. Stand Up To Cancer is a joint national fundraising campaign from Cancer Research UK and Channel 4.
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