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Derwent Dambuster 2019 – date confirmed

We are pleased to announce that the date for the Derwent Dambuster 2019 race has been confirmed. The race will be held on Saturday 18 May 2019. Further details and registration information will be released in the New Year.

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John’s Matterhorn Expedition

After my treatment for throat cancer, I was keen to try and get my life and physical being back on track. A combination of a chance phone call from a climbing friend and the help of “Challenge Cancer Through Adventure

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Update on Recent Challenges

We are starting to receive feedback about our recently completed challenges, with more challenges due later this year. Full reports to follow, but here is a quick look at the challenges completed so far, and climbing seems to be the

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AGM Change of Venue

Please note that, due to last minute notification of a clash, the AGM will now be held at The Eyre Arms, Calver. Same time, 7:30pm, Tuesday 13th March.

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Derwent Dambuster 2018 – Registration

The 2018 Derwent Dambuster Trail Race and Challenge Walk will take place on Saturday 12th May 2018. The race has now sold out for runners, but places are still available for walkers. To register for the Derwent Dambuster Trail Race,

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2018 Annual General Meeting

The 2018 Challenge Cancer Through Adventure AGM will be held on Tuesday 13th March 2018 at the Grouse Inn, Froggatt (map & info). The meeting will start at 7:30pm, and finish around 9:00pm. All are welcome. Many thanks to the

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Rob walks the Lizard Peninsula

In October 2017, CCTA were able to help Rob Willing fulfil a wish to walk the Lizard Peninsula in Cornwall. Rob and his wife Alison had always been keen walkers, often achieving 70-80 miles a week. This was before Rob

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Holy Grail Fundraiser

We’re pleased to report that the Holy Grail pilgrims managed to raise an impressive £565.43 for Challenge Cancer Through Adventure. Dressed as characters from Monty Python’s Holy Grail, the band of pilgrims trekked through the Peak District countryside, ending up

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Claire’s Loire Valley Cycle Challenge

Claire Molyneux

July 16th-25th 2017 I had only recently started a job for Derbyshire County Council when I was diagnosed with Secondary Breast Cancer in my spine and hip. This incurable but treatable cancer is life-limiting both in terms of what you

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Holy Grail Peak District Trek 2017 – for CCTA

This intrepid group of 40 somethings makes an annual pilgrimage to the Derbyshire Peak District in December. They are now celebrating 25 years of getting lost. Each year they dress ridiculously silly, raise money for a chosen charity and help

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Jaqui goes Paddle Boarding in the Azores

I was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma in July 2014. MM is cancer of the plasma cells in the bone marrow and is called such because it attacks multiple parts of the body, ie the skull, spine, ribs, hips and long

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CCTA at Cliffhanger

We have a stand at this year’s Cliffhanger event in Sheffield city centre. We’re in the Winter Gardens, so please come to visit us if you would like to discuss a challenge. We’re there today until 6pm and tomorrow 10-5

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Dambuster 2017 Results

Dambuster 2017 results are now available on the Results Page

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Julia’s Tall Ships Challenge

Tall Ship Image

We’re saying Bon Voyage to our intrepid challenger Julia, who sailed off on her tall ships challenge on the high seas on 27 Feb, sailing from Las Palmas & back to Southampton, with just a wee detour via the Azores.

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Claire’s Haute Glacier Trek

During 2014 and 2015 Claire received treatment for Breast Cancer, including two surgeries, six months of chemotherapy and twenty five days of radiotherapy. One year after finishing treatment, Claire completed the Haute Route Glacier Trek in the Alps. The route

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John O’Groats to Land’s Ends – Completed

Hub Cycle Finish

Well done to Jonathan Booth on completing his fourteen day cycle ride from John O’Groats to Land’s End. Jon completed his challenge on Thursday 29th September. Jon has been diagnosed with Stomach and Liver Cancer, but wanted to complete the

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Eva’s Walk to Land’s End and Beyond

I was 39 when I was diagnosed with lymphoma, both the aggressive one and also low grade lymphoma. I had 6 doses of chemotherapy. Only when I started to recover from the treatment did I realize the full meaning of

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John O’Groats to Land’s End

Our latest challenger, Jonathan Booth, will be setting off this week to cycle from John O’Groats to Land’s End. Jon has been diagnosed with Stomach and Liver Cancer, but wants to complete the challenge and, while doing so, raise funds

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Follow our latest challenger’s blog

Our latest challenger, Claire, will be taking on  the Haute Route Glacier Trek in the Alps this month. During 2014 and 2015 Claire received treatment for Breast Cancer, including two surgeries, six months of chemotherapy and twenty five days of

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