Enter our virtual GWC10k anytime and complete it by the 31st of December 2020 to be rewarded with our beautiful 2020 medal, whilst raising vital funds for CLIC Sargent!
In July 2019 we raised a whopping £22,637 for CLIC Sargent. We hope by going virtual, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year, we can still count on you to help raise a meaningful amount for the charity.
With virtual challenges and competitions along the way, we will be working hard to ensure your virtual experience will be fun and memorable!
All proceeds raised will be donated to CLIC Sargent.
We update our social media regularly, with all the latest news and challenges, so please like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter to stay up to date!Follow @gwc10k
Start Line: Tiverton Canal Basin, The Moorings, Canal Hill, Tiverton, Devon, EX16 4HX.
Finish Line / Festival: Sampford Peverell Playing Fields, Whitnage Road, Sampford Peverell, Tiverton, EX16 7BU.
2019 event video
2019 event video
More details will be released as soon as we have them.
The £33 Challenge: This year we are encouraging all of our participants to raise £33 each in sponsorship for their efforts on the day. If every participant from 2018 raised just £33, we could have funded a room in a CLIC Sargent Home from Homes for more than 18 months.
£8 could help pay for a DVD to help prepare a young person with cancer to return to school, helping them keep up with their studies and deal with the challenges of meeting friends and teachers after their experience.
£20 could pay for a CLIC Sargent Play Specialist to help a child prepare for and cope with treatment, by using models, toys and photos to explain what will happen. When a child is calm, treatment can be given more easily and can also be more effective.
£33 could pay for a family to stay overnight in one of CLIC Sargent’s Homes from Home, providing free self-catering accommodation near to specialist children’s cancer treatment centres, which are often many miles from a family’s own home.
£170 could pay for a CLIC Sargent grant. Cancer can have a huge effect on a family’s finances and a CLIC Sargent grant is offered to children and young people with cancer, and their families, as soon as they come into contact with us to help meet the sudden extra costs that a cancer diagnosis can bring.
Nobody thinks Cancer will happen to their child, until it does. Cancer doesn’t discriminate. Today, 12 more children and young people will hear the devastating news that they have cancer but, thanks to CLIC Sargent, they won’t have to face it alone.
From diagnosis, CLIC Sargent’s specialist care teams will step in to help, support and guide by providing a package of tailored support including free self-catering accommodation, social workers and specialist nurses to each young cancer patient and their family.
Last year CLIC Sargent supported just over 148 families in Devon with their very own Home from Home in Bristol, alleviating the financial cost of accommodation and allowing families to stay together during the toughest times.
CLIC Sargent also provide six Specialist Nurses and three Social Workers in Devon to support the young person at their home, school or workplace to minimise disruption, while still providing with the emotional, medical and financial support they need. We can only do this thanks to incredible supporters like you.
If you would like to hear more about the amazing work CLIC Sargent do to support young lives vs cancer as well as similar events to the Grand Western Canal 10k, then please let us know how you would prefer to hear from us