Marsden March line of walkers

The Marsden March

The Marsden March is a walk between our two hospitals in Chelsea and Sutton. Every year thousands join us to say thanks, raise funds, remember someone special, or just enjoy a great day out. The next March takes place on Sunday 4 March 2018.

About The Marsden March

We started The Marsden March in 2011 and since then, we’ve raised more than £10 million. Every single penny goes towards improving the lives of everyone affected by cancer, in the UK and around the world.

Thousands of people join us every year to walk the 14-mile route, or the shorter 5-mile route on the final leg. You’ll find patients, families, friends of the hospital – even our consultants – all taking part.

When you cross the finish line, there’s a big thank-you party for all our walkers. Listen to bands, unwind in a deckchair, enjoy the BBQ, or simply soak up the amazing atmosphere. You’ve earned it!

Last year, it took me 10 minutes to get out of bed, so walking 14 miles will be a big challenge. It will be an amazing sense of achievement and a great way to say thanks for all the help and support I’ve received.

Tom Marfleet
Pearly Queens on The Marsden March
You never know who you're going to meet on The Marsden March

The route

We start at our hospital in Chelsea, then follow a 14-mile route through London down to our hospital in Sutton.

On the way, you’ll walk along Fulham Road, down Putney High Street, over Wimbledon Common, on to Raynes Park and through King George’s Playing Fields. This is where we join everyone doing the shorter 5-mile walk.

Then we cross Nonsuch Park, past Nonsuch Mansion, and head off to Cheam and Belmont, before arriving for a party at our hospital in Sutton.

Marsden March participants dressed as superheroes - The Flash, Batman, Robin and Captain America
There's always a superhero to save you if you struggle on The Marsden March!

How you help

Our walkers may not all be superheroes but they are everyday heroes to cancer patients everywhere.

The money raised by our walkers goes towards the latest in cancer diagnosis, treatment, research and care. From funding trials into radiotherapy technology to training experts in how to use pioneering equipment, you help make it happen.

Whether you want to take part or sponsor someone walking, your support means we can make a difference to the lives of everyone affected by cancer.

Banham walkers

Our sponsor

For the fourth year in a row, Banham is the proud sponsor of The Marsden March. 

Their support has been vital in helping us make The Marsden March such a great success.

Charles Hallatt, Banham Chairman:

The March is a fantastic day bringing individuals, families and friends together to raise funds and awareness for such an important cause.