Two 13 year old girls from Whitchurch and Abbotts Ann are getting sporty this summer for Cancer Research UK, the world’s leading charity dedicated to beating cancer through research. They’ll be taking part in their own triathlon style challenge and aiming to raise £800 for the UK charity.

Livvy Snell and Helen Gray are two young teenagers, who decided to spend their summer on the road, in the pool and on their bikes, to help raise £800 for Cancer Research UK. On the 25th and the 26th of June, they will run, swim, and cycle 20 kilometres for the well known charity.

On the 25th of June, Livvy and Helen will be running 5 kilometres and swimming 5 kilometres, in Whitchurch and Abbotts Ann. They will start with a run through the fields surrounding Whitchurch, and then in to Whitchurch itself, before proceeding to Abbotts Ann to do their 5 kilometre swim.

On the 26th June, they will don their cycle helmets for the final part of their triathlon style event, a 10 kilometre cycle from Abbotts Ann, to Grateley.

“I’m looking forward to it, although, I think it’s going to be really tough!” said Livvy. “Helen and I have given up most of our holiday training for the event. It seems like a while until we actually have to do it, but it’s not that much time to train! We’ve both lost family and friends to cancer, including my uncle (40 years old), my cousin (13 years old) and Helen’s grandad (75 years old), so we know how devastating the disease can be. Because of this, we have been spurred on to raise more money to support Cancer Research’s life saving work, so that others would not have to experience what we did.”

You can support Helen and Livvy by going to: LIVVY and HELEN’s JUST GIVING PAGEMORE INFORMATION:
If you would like any more information about The 20K, or have any questions, then please email LIVVY.
Note: The email goes direct to Livvy, not to this website.

If you are still undecided about donating, why not watch this video then think about supporting two youngsters who have taken the initiative to help others.