The Lady Garden 2022 Challenge in Partnership with Simplyhealth

Hosted by Davina McCall

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London, UK (13th April) - The Lady Garden Foundation announces its 2022 Challenge in Partnership with Simplyhealth - ​​the UK’s leading provider of health financing solutions.  Hosted by Davina McCall, the challenge is available as a physical 5km or 10km run in Hyde Park on the 14th May, or as a virtual month-long fundraising activity from the 14th April. Through the hybrid approach, The Lady Garden Foundation and Simplyhealth aims to offer the opportunity for everyone across the globe to get involved, to raise vital funds and awareness to fight against gynaecological cancers.

The physical run in Hyde Park will be hosted by long-term Lady Garden supporter, Davina McCall - who has used her Instagram platform to encourage her 1.5million followers to join her in taking up the challenge.

500 attendees will take part in the run, with participants including VIPs such as Spice Girls’ Mel C and co-founders Mika Simmons, Chloe Delevingne, Jenny Halpern Prince and Tamara Beckwith Veroni. Other run committee members include Venus Williams, Arizona Muse, Mary Charteris and June Sarpong. Running to raise money and awareness for all five gynaecological cancers (Ovarian, Vulva, Vagina, Cervical and Womb), every participant will provide valuable support for the cause, helping to make the day a runaway success.

Through events like the annual running challenge, The Lady Garden Foundation wants to change how people talk about gynaecological cancers and raise money to fight against these diseases, which have received a lack of funding and awareness for so long. Simplyhealth shares a joint vision with The Lady Garden Foundation, as they set out to encourage one million comfortable conversations around women’s health through this partnership and beyond.

For those taking part in the challenge virtually, you can choose to walk, crawl, run, swim or hike your way to the following:

-          Kids Challenge 50km

-          Adult Challenge 100km

-          Team Challenge 250km

The virtual challenge will start on the 14th April and finish on the 14th May, coinciding with the date of the physical run, which follows a unique course through Hyde Park on Saturday 14th May. For those entering the Hyde Park run, they can choose to complete either the 5km or 10km run to fundraise for gynaecological cancers.

To sign up to either the Lady Garden Virtual Challenge or Hyde Park Run, please click here: https://www.ladygardenfoundation.com/2022challenge


About The Lady Garden Foundation (Registered Charity Number: 1154755)

Today, and every day, 58 women in the UK will receive the life changing news of a gynaecological cancer diagnosis. Pioneering medical research can drastically reduce these diagnoses and devastating outcomes.

Since its inception in 2014, The Lady Garden Foundation has raised over £2.4 million to fund groundbreaking research into the treatment of the five gynaecological cancers (vaginal, Vulval, Cervical, Ovarian and Womb) at The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust.

The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust is the oldest cancer hospital in the world and one of the largest cancer centres in Europe.

At The Lady Garden Foundation we believe that by changing the way we talk about female health, we can save lives. Together we can make these cancers #silentnomore. www.ladygardenfoundation.com

@ladygardenfoundation  #silentnomore


About Simplyhealth

Since 1872, we’ve been helping people make the most of life through better everyday health. Our plans make sure individuals, families and employees can easily access in-person and virtual wellbeing services, and afford to stay healthy by claiming costs back on dental treatments, visits to the optician, complementary therapies and much more.

Today we’re the UK’s leading health solutions company, with almost 1000 colleagues serving 2.3 million customers. We don’t have shareholders, so we’re led by our purpose of improving access to healthcare, for the many, for the long term. We’re passionate about using our voice in public health affairs and partnering with charities to reduce health inequality – each year we commit to giving 10% of pre-tax profits to a range of community causes. And we ensure our business takes care of the planet too, achieving Carbon Neutral + status in 2021.  To find out more, visit www.simplyhealth.co.uk