Kate has visited Lesotho in Africa for UNICEF’s Born Free campaign.
5KM SWIM – MARIE CURIE CANCER CARE TRUST
24th March 2007
Kate swam 5km in 1 hour and twenty four minutes! All money raised went to the Marie Curie Cancer Care Trust.
5th August 2006, London Docklands
Kate took part in the London Triathlon for SPARKS charity in 2005 and 2006.
In 2006 she completed the race in full. She found it tough going, not knowing she was suffering the effects of a parasitic bug at the time! But she was delighted to achieve her aim of completing the race following on from her participation in last year’s event which saw her as one of the first women out of the water in the Olympic relay triathlon. She was delighted to compete alongside Natalie Pinkham and Floella Benjamin to raise money for the same charity
Since 1991, SPARKS has funded over 150 medical projects in the UK, committing over 11 million pounds to tackle conditions as diverse as cerebral palsy, meningitis, the dangers of premature birth, spina bifida, childhood arthritis and cancers.
SPARKS is one of the few charities that funds research into the wide range of conditions that can affect babies and children. It supports vital medical research that will:
- Increase the life expectancy of new born babies
- Reduce the health risks for babies born prematurely
- Combat common conditions such as spina bifida and cerebral palsy
- Develop more effective treatments for conditions affecting babies and young children