A giant letter ‘C’ was hoisted up the rigging of Greenwich’s Cutty Sark ship ahead of a campaign to challenge cancer – or the Big C.
The Big C could be spotted last week at other C-based London landmarks including in front of the House of Commons, cruising down the River Thames on the Clipper and even amongst Moscow State Circus performers.
It comes as world-leading cancer centre The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity urges people to join its latest fundraising campaign by taking on any challenge beginning with C during September.
Ideas include going caffeine free for a week, clay-pigeon shooting, selling cakes, or holding a car boot sale for the centre which cares for around 50,000 cancer patients every year.
MP for Erith and Thamesmead Teresa Pearce, who stood with the Big C when it visited MPs at the House of Commons, said: “I am really excited about The Big C Challenge in September.
“I think that this initiative by the Royal Marsden is an excellent way to raise awareness of a disease that touches many people’s lives.
“The Big C Challenge will enable people to show their support to help tackle this condition by getting sponsorship for doing things they enjoy.
“I hope many people are able to participate in what I am sure will be a very successful month.”
Money raised will help fund pioneering work in cancer research, diagnosis, treatment and care for patients throughout the UK and beyond.
For more information about the Big C Challenge and to get involved, visit bigc.royalmarsden.org
- UPDATE: Met Office warn drivers to expect icy conditions over the weekend
- Now you can get p****d up at the Brewery! Meantime launches The Tasting Rooms in Greenwich
- Ocado plans £98.8m distribution centre for Erith
- Greenhithe's Len Goodman joins Strictly Come Dancing Live tour in Greenwich
- PICTURED: Police bust huge cannabis factory worth £250K at Chelsfield farmhouse