NICKI BURGESS, general manager of the EWN Media Group, has raised more than €1,067 for Cancer Research UK after completing an almost 20 kilometre night walk around central London.
Nicki took part in the charity’s Shine Night Walk along with her daughter Jade and friends Amy Fuller and Lisa and Josie Milbank.
Their team raised more than €1,804 for the charity online as well as hundreds more in cash. Nicki’s personal target was around €560.
Nicki said she decided to take part in memory of her mum June who died of bowel cancer.
“Although it was raining on the night the atmosphere there was amazing. It was harder than I thought it would be but there was an amazing team spirit among all those who took part,” she said.
She added that around 20,000 walkers had taken part in the event.
The walk began at the city’s Southwalk Park and Nicki’s team set out at 10.15pm. It saw her team and those involved take in sites including The Shard, Tower Bridge and the Houses of Parliament.
Nicki’s team finished the route at around 3.50am. She said Londoners treated her, her team and all the other walkers very well.
“There were people on hand to collect rubbish and to hand out protein bars and drinks to us,” she said.
Nicki added everyone taking part had shown enthusiasm and dedication while taking part.
“I saw one woman there who clearly had cancer and I thought that was so inspirational. Everyone had glowing lights and tiaras on, it made for a really great atmosphere,” she said.
Nicki said she would advise anyone who wanted to undertake the walk to prepare and to train beforehand.
She added she had been sponsored by the EWN Media Group and Golden Leaves, a family insurance company.
“I would like to thank both the EWN Media Group and Golden Leaves for supporting me on the walk,” she said.
The Shine Walk takes place every year in cities across Britain. All the money raised goes towards Cancer Research UK in their ongoing effort to find new ways of preventing, diagnosing and curing all types of the illness.
Anyone who wants to donate to Nicki and her team can still do so by visiting: