News & events



A running relay from one end of Britain to the other has raised vital funds for Cavendish Cancer Care.

Twelve runners from South Yorkshire set themselves a target of six days to complete the grueling challenge from John O’Groats to Lands Ends – and did it – with a day and a half to spare!

The JOGLER 2010 (John O Groats to Lands End Relay) was raising funds for the Cavendish and four other charities. The team ran through the night in all kinds of weather – each runner completing an eight mile section of the relay before handing on the baton to the next member of the team. The team pictured at the finish post at Lands End each took up the baton each 10 hours.

Ladies Lunch June 2010

Who would have thought chinwagging in the countryside could raise money for charity?

It was a little more involved than just coffee and conversation but the surroundings of the Maynard Arms in Grindleford, Hope Valley provided the backdrop for the latest Cavendish Centre Ladies Lunch on Thursday 17th June. Over £1600 was raised for the charity at the informal gathering in one of Derbyshire’s most well respected hotels in the heart of the Peak District.

Iron Man Triathlon

Iron Man – France 2010

Richard Neulaender will be doing the Iron Man 2010 in Nice France on Sunday 27th June.

Richard will be completing a 3.8km swin, 180km bike ride and then a 42km run and is hoping to raise at least £20,000 to be split between Cavendish Cancer Care and Dreamflight.

if you would like to sponsor Richard on his amzing race please do so at:

Irwin Mitchell Keep on running for us

A team from Irwin Mitchell took to the Sheffield Half Marathon course on our behalf raising much needed funds. From Left to Right with their finishing times.

Andrew Lawrence – 2h 35mins
Daniel Senter – 1h 50mins
Andrew Smith – 2h 33mins
Kate Senter – 2h 30mins
Edward England – 1h 43mins
Carly Scott – 2h 35mins
Kevin Guthrie – 2h 02mins
Amy Tudor – 2h 38mins
In addition to this team David Turner ran the Cavendish London Marathon in a great time of 4h 13mins.

Great Pancake Race

The inaugural Cavendish Cancer Care Pancake Race 2010 took place at Coghlans Cookery School on Shrove Tuesday 16th February at noon.

Contestants from local companies ran in relay formation to the perimeter of The Gilder Group premises, all to raise money for Cavendish Cancer Care, raising over £600 for the centre.

Team Gilders led the way after the first leg with Chrissy Broughton getting a flier, Simon Lilley hot on her heals (head Chef of Coghlans) and TSG also getting off at reasonable pace.

Snow White and the Seven Hampers

Well in the end thanks to the generosity of the Staff, Therapists and Clients of the centre who donate the contents of our christmas draw hampers we had ten hampers to award. The winners being:

  1. G. K. Pinches – 14612
  2. D Cook – 14427
  3. Roberts – 94448
  4. Ms S Clarke – 4266
  5. S Wills – 48584
  6. Kosser Amin – 46171
  7. Sheila Stonehouse – 41171
  8. Claire Bembrick – 93676
  9. J McDade – 86410

Many Thanks for your support the Raffle rasied more than £4000.

Irwin Mitchell netball

Law firm Irwin Mitchell has hosted a charity netball tournament for teams from across the country, the latest in a number of events to raise money for the Sheffield office’s charity of the year Cavendish Cancer Care.

The tournament was held at the English Institute of Sport Sheffield, featuring teams from around the region alongside representatives from Irwin Mitchell offices in Sheffield, Birmingham and London.

Big Fun Run

Many Fun runners including the Cavendish Centre’s own finance fairies (including Archie the finance Dog) set out on a boiling hot day in Graves park and completed up and down hill 5 km course. Many thanks to all those who took the time to raise sponsorship on our behalf.
Pictured are a our very own finance fairies (as they named themselves) Dallas, Jane and Sue  and a team from Ashley Kate Associates  who also ran on our behalf. If you would like to support any of our Big Fun Runners efforts go to

Everest base Camp Trek

Paul Downing believes everyone should try and do something for charity if they can, and he’s putting his money where his mouth is. The Fretwell-Downing director responsible for the hotel and events businesses – Whirlowbrook Hall and The Maynard – is embarking upon a trek for Cavendish Cancer Care in October.

Paul doesn’t do anything by halves, so this is no walk in the Derbyshire Dales or even a three peaks challenge…..he decided to aim high for his first ever trek and attempt Everest base camp! Paul leaves for Kathmandu on 9 October. The three week trek involves a climb of 5,600m (18,370ft) and will pass through some of the most breathtaking scenery on the planet. Walking for five or six hours a day in the Himalayas is not exactly everyone’s idea of a holiday, or even a good time; a year ago, Paul might have agreed, and was the last person you would expect to take on such a “bonkers” challenge.

An Evening with Steve Davis – Update

An Evening with Steve Davis was a great sucess for KD events we were the lucky recepients of the raffle on the evening and were presented with £550.