Members will remember that each year Liverymen Janet Bell and a team from OPI undertake a grueling series of climbs in the Lake District in aid of Cancer Research.  This year is no exception and Janet writes:

It’s that time of year again, just as the temperatures start to drop  I think about climbing mountains!

It will come as no surprise to learn that I am once again planning to scale mountains in order to raise money for the Institute of Cancer research (ICR). 

So on Friday 8 November, Team OPI will once again join the Climb of Life in the Lake District and attempt to climb some of the most challenging mountains in the country, most likely in awful conditions. Our planned route this year takes in Sharp Edge – which is a new one for us and looks suitably terrifying.

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Sharp Edge - Photo by James Hearton

We put ourselves through this to raise much needed funds for the Institute of Cancer research (ICR). The ICR is the third largest medical research organisation of its kind in the world. It works with cancer centres across the world to ensure the best treatments are developed to help as many sufferers as possible. However, these discoveries take a lot of work and investment, and that’s where we can make a difference.

Over the last nine years, with your support, we have raised more than £100,000 every year, and we hope we can do this again. Please will you consider supporting our efforts with a donation? Any amount is gratefully received and really does help us get through what is a very tough challenge!

And, if we hit our £100k target, then we will have raised over £1 million for cancer research.

If you can, please donate online via the site below.

I do really appreciate any help you can give us.


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