The charity is "calling Londoners to team-up with friends, colleagues and family to take a sponsored hike over ground, over night to help others over come cancer. To celebrate the remarkable difference that thoughtful building design makes to the lives of people across London, Open House will offer hikers and other supporters an opportunity to see some of London's incredible architecture by night as part of this hike. The Metro Life Hike is sponsored by Metro Shopping Centres and Evening Standard's Metro Life Magazine and supported by London Underground. This means that all the funds raised will go towards Maggie's new London Cancer Caring Centre."
Channel 4's newsreader and all round good egg - Jon Snow is also taking part. Sounds like a great idea and a great cause and I'll probably be taking part (co-blogger Neil's expressed interest), as even I could walk 17 miles without the need to do any training. It will be a great opportunity to take pictures too and when you see the pictures that Rob Gardiner has been taking for his walk the Circle Line photography project, there's some cracking sights to see.
"If you would like to join the sponsored hike on Friday 16 September and/or preview some of London's hidden building treasures by night to raise the money to build a Maggie's cancer Caring Centre please email firstname.lastname@example.org requesting:
Metro Life Hike 16 September Registration Pack, and/or Metro Life Hike 16 September Supporters Buildings Preview tickets"
It's fifty quid to register a team (25 quid for individual entry) and each person has to raise at least 250 pounds. Usual fundraising goodies for taking part, including a free Metro Hike T-shirt. There's also a free pasta party at the start from 8pm and a free Big Breakfast and massage at the finish from dawn! I'm going to try to group a team together, so if you are interested in taking part leave a message in the comments below or email me.