Charity minded trio from Wisbech complete charity marathon

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A charity-minded care home trio helped shine a light on cancer when they took part in a night-time marathon on Saturday.

Three friends and colleagues from Glennfield Care Centre in Wisbech lit up London by taking part in the city’s 26.2 mile Shine Night Walk.

And now Wendy Lincoln, 51, Amanda Scott,48, and Jude Reeve, 55, are celebrating as their fundraising effort looks set to have netted more than £1,000 for Cancer Research UK.

The determined trio, who all live in Wisbech, joined around 17,000 other walkers when the charity’s annual marathon walk kick-started on Saturday night.

They started at 10.30pm, and crossed the finish line together around 10 hours later.

Miss Scott, the care home’s activities co-ordinator, said: “It was wonderful, we had so many laughs and met so many people, with everyone encouraging each other along.

“Residents even came out of their homes with tea and cakes and to cheer us on in the middle of the night, which made all the difference.”

The walk took in many of London’s favourite tourist hotspots, such as Big Ben, London Bridge, Westminster, and Buckingham Palace. They also saw the memorial to the women of the First World War and the Cenotaph at Whitehall.

Miss Scott said: “The atmosphere was great and it was good to see London like that. Normally when you visit London is so busy, but it was so quiet.”

Miss Scott and Mrs Lincoln, the care home administrator, decided to do the walk after speaking to a friend who did it last year. They signed up at the end of July, and persuaded care home manager Mrs Reeve to join them.

“We’d definitely do it again,” said Miss Scott.

Anyone wanting to sponsor the trio can visit Glennfield Care Centre in Moneybank, Wisbech.