About The Banham Marsden March at Home
What is The Banham Marsden March at Home?
The Banham Marsden March at Home is a virtual walking event. We are asking you to walk 5 or 15 miles, in your local area, on Sunday 23 May, to raise money for The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity.
When is The Banham Marsden March at Home?
We’d love everyone to walk together on Sunday 23 May. You’re more than welcome to complete your walk on a different day, but we’d recommend you aim for Sunday 23 May so you can get involved in all the online activities we have planned for that day.
Where is The Banham Marsden March at Home?
You can do The Banham Marsden March at Home wherever you want. That’s the advantage of a virtual challenge! You can walk in your local streets, parks, or even at home in your garden or on a treadmill. Just make sure you stay local to complete your walk and ensure you follow the latest government guidelines.
Can I walk between the two Royal Marsden hospital sites?
No. Please do not attempt to visit our traditional Banham Marsden March route if you are taking part in the ‘at home’ event, for your safety and the safety of others.
It is critically important that you stay safely in your local area on Sunday 23 May. You will be turned away if you attempt to join the traditional Banham Marsden March route.
Is there a registration fee?
No, you don’t need to pay a registration fee for The Banham Marsden March at Home.
What do I get when I register?
When you register, you’ll receive a FREE t-shirt to wear on your walk. You’ll also receive a FREE baseball cap, kindly provided by our sponsor Banham. We’ll send this in the post to you, at the address associated with your JustGiving account.
Can I register my children?
Of course. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org by 2 May 2021 to request additional t-shirts and caps for your children. Please note we can only send out a maximum of 3 children’s t-shirts per adult registered.
Do I have to do 5 or 15 miles in one go?
The idea of The Banham Marsden March at Home is that you complete the walk in one go, so that as many people as possible are taking on the same challenge on Sunday 23 May. You can opt for either 5 or 15 miles, whichever is a challenge for you. However, if you would prefer, you are welcome to break the distance down into smaller walks if that suits you.
How do I log my walk?
After you have completed your walk, you can log your walk on your fundraising page so your supporters know when you’ve completed it!
Can I take part as part of a team?
Absolutely! Once you have signed up and created your personal JustGiving page, you can then create a JustGiving team page too. When your friends, family or colleagues sign up, they can connect their fundraising page to your team.
Will I get a medal?
If you raise £150 on your individual page by 25 June 2021, we’ll send you a medal, to the address associated with your JustGiving account.
Can I take part if I was registered for the in-person event?
Yes! You are more than welcome to take part in The Banham Marsden March at Home instead of the physical event. Please email us at email@example.com to let us know you will be taking part from home instead. Please note you won't be sent an a new t-shirt and cap, as you should have already received your walker pack for the event. Also, if you paid a registration fee for the in-person event, you will receive a medal, no matter how much you raise.
I can’t take part in The Banham Marsden March at Home anymore, how do I cancel my place/page?
No problem, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll cancel your registration.
How can I meet other people taking part in The Banham Marsden March at Home?
Join our ‘Banham Marsden March’ group on Facebook to hear from other supporters also taking part in the event! We will be sharing exciting updates, information and videos in the build up to the big day.
What is The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity?
The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity raises money solely to support The Royal Marsden, a world-leading cancer centre. Money raised by our supporters means we can ensure our nurses, doctors and research teams can provide the very best care and develop life-saving treatments which are used here in the UK and around the world. Find out more on our website.
What is the Oak Cancer Centre?
All the money raised will go towards building the Oak Cancer Centre. The Oak Cancer Centre is a brand-new facility, set to open in 2022. This state-of-the art new centre will give us the space we need to give more patients access to our life-saving treatment and care. Being able to expand our early diagnosis service will mean we can improve the chances of survival for many more patients. The centre will also bring over 400 world-leading researchers together under one roof, helping to speed up the development of new treatments for patients at The Royal Marsden and beyond. Find out more on our website.
How much do I have to raise?
There’s no minimum sponsorship target for The Banham Marsden March at Home, just raise as much as you can! If you raise £150, we’ll send you a medal to say thanks.
How do I start fundraising on JustGiving?
When you sign up to The Banham Marsden March at Home, an online fundraising page will be automatically created for you with a target of £150 (but you can increase this if you like!).
To make the most of your page, we recommend you:
- Add a photo
- Set a target – we know that pages with targets raise more
- Complete the ‘About me’ section – tell people why you’re supporting The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity
- Share your page – as far and as wide as you can using email, WhatsApp and social media, and ask your friends and family to sponsor you
- Update – keep updating your page to keep your donors updated
Do you have anything I can share on social media?
Of course! You can see all our downloadable Banham Marsden March at Home materials here.
How do I pay in my sponsorship money?
The easiest way for your family and friends to support you is online by donating to your Justgiving page.
All donations made on the page are automatically sent to The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity, so all you need to do is keep sharing that page to help you reach your target!
If you do receive cash donations or a cheque, please email email@example.com and we’ll give you details on how to get your sponsorship to us.
Getting in touch
How do I get in touch with The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity?
If you have any questions, feedback or comments, we’d love to hear from you. You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.