Cathy and son Jude support Breast Cancer Campaign

Any blisters yet?

Magenta’s MD Cathy Hayward and her son Jude have raised £665 for Breast Cancer Campaign, which funds research into breast cancer, by walking the Mendip Way – a 50 mile footpath across the Mendip Hills from Weston-super-Mare to Frome.

Cathy and  Jude walked the route with more than 50 others, many from the facilities management sector, for Catch 22’s 9th annual charity challenge.

It didn’t bode well that 10-year old Jude reckoned his 37-year-old mum Cathy would be too ancient to walk 10, let alone 50 miles, and Cathy had witnessed Jude moan about blisters after a stroll across the South Downs one Sunday afternoon.

Yep, that’s a bandage on Cathy’s knee – and she’s still smiling!

But they made it!! (And what’s a blister or two, and aggravating an old knee injury, for such an important cause.)

Afterwards, Angela Adams, community fundraising manager at Breast Cancer Campaign, wrote to Cathy and Jude to thank them: “Thank you for your wonderful donation of £655 to Breast Cancer Campaign raised by your 50-mile Mendip Way fundraising walk. Please do thank all those involved for their support. We hope you both enjoyed fundraising together for Campaign and I enclose a certificate to display in recognition of your efforts.

“At Breast Cancer Campaign, we believe that everyone can be part of the cure. We are a unique community of scientists, supporters and people touched by breast cancer. We come together to run, cycle, climb, wear pink and together we make Pink Science happen. This is our pioneering approach to breast cancer research that identifies and funds the research projects with the greatest potential to save and improve lives and, ultimately, to find a cure for breast cancer.”

Cathy and Jude send a huge thank you to everyone who donated.


Cathy Hayward