Mary Falk hoping to raise final part of £100,000 charity goal

Cancer survivor Mary Falk will set off on her sixth Shetland Round Britain and Ireland Race on June 6, hoping to send her fundraising total over the £100,000 target.

Mary, 63, has so far raised £96,000 for The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) and will team up with
Jerry Freeman, who has also completed the race five times, for the doublehanded race.

The 2000 mile race begins and ends in Plymouth with compulsory 48-hour stops at Kinsale, Barra, Lerwick and Lowestoft.

Mary, from Lymington, said: ‘The Round Britain and Ireland Race is one of the toughest on the calendar, but one which I am hugely looking forward to.

“I’ve now reached over £96,000 for the ICR and it’s fantastic, after all the effort I’ve put into the fundraising over the last few years, finally to be in sight of my £100,000 goal.

“From a personal perspective I’m delighted to have raised such a substantial sum for a leading cancer research organisation like the ICR and at the same time to have shown that there can be life after cancer.”

Mary, diagnosed with breast cancer in 2005, has finished in the top two in the Singlehanded Transatlantic Race three times, four times in the Azores and Back Race, five times in the Round Britain & Ireland Race and once in
the Fastnet Race.

To support Mary’s cause and donate to ICR visit