The Leading News & Information Service For The Facilities, Workplace & Built Environment Community

Running on Water to Beat Cancer

09 April 2015 | Updated 01 January 1970

This Sunday Dave Sissens, from High Roding, will be attempting a first – running all the way between Paris and London including over the English Channel. 

His aim is to raise at least £50,000 for Children with Cancer, a charity he has supported since 2002. Helping him in this are P&O Ferries which will be providing a treadmill on board its ferry to enable him to keep on ‘running’ and Paddon Facilities Management that will be providing the support vehicle which will be driven by his wife, Gilly. 

“I invested a little time in researching what I would like to do and I discovered that no one has ever run mile-for-mile from Paris to London, explained Dave Sissens. “Many have covered the distance but in terms of running every mile, no one has covered the 20 plus miles that include the ferry crossing. With the help and support of P&O Ferries, I will cover that distance on a treadmill that they will set up on board the vessel.”

This is not the first time that he has undertaken challenges for charity, having completed many over the years, including a trek to the North Pole in 2012.

For further details visit his own website:

Picture: Tony Murphy of Paddon FM (left)  is seen with Dave Sissens (right) prior to the charity run to Paris this Sunday.

Article written by TWinFM Reporter | Published 09 April 2015


Related Tags

Related Articles

Employers And Employees Show New Year Optimism

The Hays UK Salary & Recruiting Trends 2018 guide shows that businesses have an optimistic outlook, with 59% expecting their business activity to increase over the...

 Read Full Article
Engineering - Game Afoot To Bridge Skills Gap

The Government's Industrial strategy is only viable if it tackles the skills gap, say employers while a new report reveals there is a lack of diversity in the...

 Read Full Article
THINK! Drink

Tell your friends not to drink drive this festive period says the latest THINK! campaign which started on December 7. For this year’s campaign, which runs to...

 Read Full Article
McDonalds Security Contractor In 'Remove Your Hijab' Scandal

Thursday evening, November 30, McDonalds Restaurants discovered the hard way that a relationship with a contractor - in this case, employing cheap, untrained security...

 Read Full Article
Breathing Life Into London's Lungs As Pollution Death Rate Rises

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has strengthened his commitment to protect London’s Green Belt and other important open spaces for future generations and set out...

 Read Full Article
RBS Swings Environmental Axe In National Tree Week

In one year, the energy saving additive EndoTherm has helped RBS to reduce its energy consumption by 29% and carbon emissions by 10 tonnes. The new innovation, a...

 Read Full Article
All Aboard On The Air Quality Charabanc

Local authorities and bus companies in Bristol, York, Brighton, Surrey, Denbighshire and Wiltshire have been awarded 11 million funding under the government’s...

 Read Full Article
Annie Sees Hard-knock Life As IWGB Files Landmark Case

On Tuesday 21, the Independent Workers’ Union of Great Britain (IWGB) filed what could turn out to be a landmark test case. The IWGB will argue that outsourced...

 Read Full Article
The Gig Economy - May Pressed To Hit Bogus Deals

The Work and Pensions and Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committees have published a joint report and draft Bill to close the loopholes that allow companies to...

 Read Full Article
Sellafield Bunkers Down For Mitie Workers' Nuclear Strikes

GMB members employed as ancillary staff by contractor Mitie at Sellafield are to strike on Wednesday, November 29 over below inflation wage increases - with the Union...

 Read Full Article