It started with a tweet

When Carlton tweeted “I’m off for a run”, someone was watching, a friend and a Patron of Cavendish Cancer Care, Karen Codling, and she set him a challenge. If he was running, he might as well do it for a worthy cause, and none worthier than Cavendish Cancer Care, a Sheffield charity close to Carlton’s home that provides support to families affected by a diagnosis of cancer. And unsurprisingly, Carlton decided he couldn’t walk away.

Carlton Run

Cavendish Cancer Care is an independent charity dedicated to improving the quality of life for people living with cancer in Yorkshire, North Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire. Cavendish believes no one should face cancer alone, so they provide emotional and physical support through counselling and complementary therapies. Their services are provided free of charge and they rely on the donations from supporters and help from volunteers to continue their work.

Chris Farrell, Chief Executive of Cavendish said

"We’ve been overwhelmed by the support we have received from Carlton, he has raised funds for us by leading us on our Carlton Palmer 10K and hosting sportsman’s dinners raising more than £18,000. Not only that but when overseas he is always a constant supporter on social media encouraging people to get involved with Cavendish. We are delighted that that his support now extends to “It is what it is” Each year Cavendish receives just enough government funding to keep our doors open for two weeks. The support of Carlton and all his fans going forward will enable us to support even more families affected by cancer at the most frightening time in their lives"

Cavendish Cancer Care is a registered charity 1104261

If you would like to support the work of Cavendish Cancer Care you can do so here