In the summer of 2013, Scott Walker, Head of Retail Operations at Lotus Cars, was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. After 6 months of extremely intensive chemotherapy, Scott made a complete recovery and has been fortunate to remain in good health since receiving an all clear in 2019. He now wishes to raise some money for two charities to whom he has strong links.
Sunday 09 October 2022, Scott will cycle 50 miles around the famous Lotus test track on his bike, to raise money for Lymphoma Action, and The Care for Life at Home Fund, in association with the Priscilla Bacon Lodge Support Group. Established 2007 in memory of Sarah Hepworth (daughter of Lotus founders, Colin & Hazel Chapman) this local fund supports palliative care in the home.
However, this isn’t just a normal ride, as to make it more of a challenge, Scott will ride the 50 miles on a 3-speed Raleigh Chopper, a culturally iconic bicycle, that was introduced as the Mk 2 in 1972.
Scott is calling this his 50-50-50 challenge – 50 miles, on a 50 year old bike in his 50th year.
The event has been opened to any staff members that may wish to cycle the test track, which will provide Scott with some moral support, as well as raising further funds on his challenge.
Scott said, “For anyone, the diagnosis of any cancer is worrying – I am grateful to Lymphoma Action for their support before, and during my treatment and I’d simply like to give something back. I deeply admire the work of The Care for Life at Home Trust that operate in association with the Priscilla Bacon Lodge, here in Norwich. Just weeks after her 50th birthday, my mother lost her fight against cancer whilst in hospice care and I’m keen that we can raise as much money as possible for two very worthwhile charitable organisations, that for me are very close to home”.
To support you can also donate via Just Giving TEAMS page, noting that due to platform limitations there is a separate team, for each of the two charities, so please feel free to donate to either charity, or split your donation between both.
NB Can you please try to donate to both charities rather than just the first one – 50%/50% would be perfect, thank you!