Five deserts, five treks and £4k for charity as Fenland author completes charity marathon

A Fenland author has completed an ambitious fundraising effort in memory of his dad which saw him trek five deserts over five continents.

Jon Lawrence, from Walpole Cross Keys, has raised more than four times his original target for The Big C – a charity which offers support to children with cancer.

He has just returned from his final trek, which saw him spend four days walking in the Mojave Desert in America.

And he is on target to raise at least £4,000 by his...
source: Fenland Citizen

2019-04-16 16:17
Latest news from Fenland Citizen
yesterday 14:05 Wisbech Masons give a boost to school's memorial appeal for tragic schoolboy
yesterday 10:56 Be part of the next 80 years of volunteering at Citizens Advice Rural Cambridgeshire
yesterday 09:53 Former soldier with PTSD finds new purpose supporting fellow veterans
2019-05-24 19:05 Boots Bridge at Manea will open this evening - but it will be after rush hour
2019-05-24 14:53 Son saves mum from abusive ex-partner
2019-05-24 13:50 Surprise delivery prompts massive thanks from Wisbech family
2019-05-24 11:44 Anger at Clinical Commissioning Group delaying release of free IVF findings
2019-05-24 10:41 Linda becomes new Mayor of Chatteris
2019-05-24 10:41 Five centres caring for the most vulnerable in Cambridgeshire had funding cut by the county council
2019-05-24 08:36 National recognition for Chatteris man who managed school construction
2019-05-23 19:59 Homes plan is recommended for approval despite objections from local residents
2019-05-23 15:47 'Events like this are a great way to capture everyone’s imagination' says headteacher
2019-05-23 14:44 Fundraising duo organise indoor cycling event and raise £3,500 to Magpas Air Ambulance
2019-05-23 13:41 Climbing centre looks for permission to move into a former cold store warehouse in Wisbech
2019-05-23 13:41 Policer officer arrested and suspended over allegations involving indecent images of children
2019-05-23 12:38 Campaign to save town swimming pool gathers momentum with support from MP Steve Barclay
2019-05-23 12:38 'Transport is something that effects everyone, so the public's input on this will be important'
2019-05-23 12:38 Club appeals for return of 'beloved cast iron roller' stolen from a Fenland village
2019-05-23 09:29 March Academy U13 Girls first to beat Pinchbeck Utd top-of-table side
2019-05-23 09:29 Study shows workers in our area are earning less than a living wage
Latest news from Wisbech
today 18:35 Motorcyclist, 23, dies after collision with Land Rover on Cambridgeshire road - other driver arrested on suspicion of multiple offences
today 11:14 Bruno Mars tribute show 24K Bruno is coming to the Cresset in Peterborough
today 11:14 Former soldier with PTSD uses experiences to help fellow veterans
yesterday 20:32 Army veteran hopes to raise £1,000 for charity that helped his daughter
yesterday 15:17 Ballet Cymru to bring Shakespeare's masterpiece Romeo & Juliet to life at King's Lynn Corn Exchange
yesterday 14:05 Wisbech Masons give a boost to school's memorial appeal for tragic schoolboy
yesterday 10:56 Be part of the next 80 years of volunteering at Citizens Advice Rural Cambridgeshire
yesterday 10:02 Fenland Music Centre Association Community Orchestra to perfrom music from the movies at March's annual Party in the Park
yesterday 09:53 Former soldier with PTSD finds new purpose supporting fellow veterans
2019-05-24 19:14 Police hunt for man who exposed himself in March salon before going on stealing spree of town businesses
2019-05-24 19:14 'All the world's a stage and these are the players in it' - what went down at the first meeting of the new Fenland District Council
2019-05-24 19:05 Boots Bridge at Manea will open this evening - but it will be after rush hour
2019-05-24 17:08 Mother who didn't know she was pregnant gives birth to 'miracle' baby in toilets of department store
2019-05-24 15:02 Man, 62, from Ely arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of class A drugs and money laundering
2019-05-24 15:02 Son saves mother from 'terrifying' attack at the hands of abusive ex-partner in Wisbech
2019-05-24 15:02 Mother who didn't know she was pregnant gives birth to 'miracle' baby in toilets of department store
2019-05-24 14:53 Son saves mum from abusive ex-partner
2019-05-24 13:50 Surprise delivery prompts massive thanks from Wisbech family
2019-05-24 12:56 REVIEW: Rocketman is hedonistic rollercoaster of popstar Elton John's life
2019-05-24 11:53 Wisbech school undergoing £6.6 million redevelopment placed in special measures
2019-05-24 11:44 Anger at Clinical Commissioning Group delaying release of free IVF findings
2019-05-24 10:41 Five centres caring for the most vulnerable in Cambridgeshire had funding cut by the county council
2019-05-24 10:41 Linda becomes new Mayor of Chatteris
2019-05-24 08:36 National recognition for Chatteris man who managed school construction
2019-05-23 19:59 Homes plan is recommended for approval despite objections from local residents
2019-05-23 18:02 Rebel Wilson and Anne Hathaway flip the tables in comedy con caper The Hustle
2019-05-23 18:02 Five centres caring for the most vulnerable in Cambridgeshire suffer council cuts
2019-05-23 15:47 'Events like this are a great way to capture everyone’s imagination' says headteacher
2019-05-23 14:53 Charity race night at March Braza Club to raise funds for FACT, HACT and ESACT
2019-05-23 14:53 Environment Agency and HMRC's joint sting targets illegal waste sites in Cambridgeshire
2019-05-23 14:44 Fundraising duo organise indoor cycling event and raise £3,500 to Magpas Air Ambulance
2019-05-23 13:50 Chatteris Tennis Club's Mens 1 Team win 7-1 against Ely Mens 1 in Cambs League
2019-05-23 13:41 Policer officer arrested and suspended over allegations involving indecent images of children
2019-05-23 13:41 Climbing centre looks for permission to move into a former cold store warehouse in Wisbech
2019-05-23 12:47 Annual football tournament at March Park Rangers is 'biggest and best yet'
2019-05-23 12:47 BMW car seized by police in March after it was spotted displaying false number plates
2019-05-23 12:47 Free Digital Decoded seminar from Archant will show businesses how their online ads can reach the right market
2019-05-23 12:38 'Transport is something that effects everyone, so the public's input on this will be important'
2019-05-23 12:38 Campaign to save town swimming pool gathers momentum with support from MP Steve Barclay
2019-05-23 12:38 Club appeals for return of 'beloved cast iron roller' stolen from a Fenland village
2019-05-23 11:44 Grafham Water Centre celebrates half a century of challenging young people
2019-05-23 11:44 Athletics: Fenland RC members keep busy
2019-05-23 09:29 March Academy U13 Girls first to beat Pinchbeck Utd top-of-table side
2019-05-23 09:29 Study shows workers in our area are earning less than a living wage
2019-05-22 21:02 March police officer suspended for allegedly 'making, distributing, possessing' indecent images of children
2019-05-22 20:53 Leverington Three Counties Running Club Matt Hunter leads best Hunstanton Supersprint times in swim, cycle and run
2019-05-22 19:59 Talented Wisbech apprentice shines in bricklaying competition
2019-05-22 19:59 March police officer suspended for allegedly 'making/distributing/possessing' indecent images of children
2019-05-22 18:56 Farm building in Chatteris set alight in arson attack
2019-05-22 18:56 Fenland-based travel agents Holiday With Us shortlisted for top award at annual Agent Achievement Awards
Latest news from Great Britain
today 20:29 N'Golo Kante to miss Chelsea's Europa League final with Arsenal through injury
today 20:29 I’m disgusted Celtic gave Neil Lennon the job so get your money on Rangers next season – Hotline
today 20:29 Kids Go Wild to raise money for cancer charities
today 20:29 Game of Thrones Conservative civil war starts to replace Theresa May as Prime Minster
today 20:29 What time will Scotland EU election vote results be announced?
today 20:29 EU election results in Scotland LIVE as votes are counted amid Brexit battle
today 20:29 'Unnecessary' smacking ban will have 'traumatic effect on good families' say campaigners
today 20:29 Jet2 passenger hauled off flight at Scots airport after leaving air hostess in tears
today 20:29 'Jon Snow has gone on the rob' Police e-fit image bears striking resemblance to Game of Thrones hero
today 20:29 Brad Pitt 'complained about 'chain-smoking' Jen and gushed about 'goddess' Angelina Jolie'
today 20:29 Brad Pitt 'complained about 'chain-smoking' Jen and gushed about 'goddess' Angelina Jolie'
today 20:29 A single tweet saw one woman's bank account entirely wiped out
today 20:29 A single tweet saw one woman's bank account entirely wiped out
today 20:29 Mum committed sexual abuse by performing sex act on herself with baby in room
today 20:29 McDonald's closed after car bursts into flames at drive-thru of Scots branch
today 20:29 Hawaii hiker ate moths to survive in forest for 17 days after breaking her leg
today 20:29 Tory wipeout European election result warning as MEP predicts fierce Brexit backlash
today 20:29 Look inside massive swingers club with its very own 'DO99 ING' car
today 20:29 Look inside massive swingers club with its very own 'DO99 ING' car
today 20:29 Harry Potter-daft couple have magical wedding day dressed as favourite characters
today 20:26 PS Plus June 2019 free games UPDATE following shock PS4 PlayStation Store rumours
today 20:26 European elections poll: Brexit Party will DESTROY Change UK with ‘clear vision’ for UK
today 20:26 Alex Jones baby: The One Show star shares adorable update about ’little Kit’ on Instagram
today 20:26 VILE trade in puppies bred in Romania for sale in the UK
today 20:26 Olympic star Murray: My depression battle
today 20:26 Jeremy Corbyn wife: Meet Laura Alvarez who DECLINED dinner invitation from QUEEN
today 20:26 2019 European election results
today 20:26 Jubilant Greens in party mood after first EP projection
today 20:26 Magic Weekend 2019 at Anfield: Relive day two as Hull KR, St Helens and Leeds Rhinos win
today 20:20 Men's Football Lisbon Lions — Total football before the Dutch gave birth to its name
today 20:20 Inquiry into Iraqi teen allegedly drowned by British soldiers warns radio logs 'may have been lost'
today 20:14 Lewis Hamilton dedicates Monaco GP win to Niki Lauda in moving tribute
today 20:14 Saudi Arabia shoots down drone carrying explosives on way to airport
today 20:14 Wayne Rooney’s wife terrified son will read about footballer’s threesome in new book
today 19:29 Brexit: Change UK could form partnership with Lib Dems, Heidi Allen says
today 19:23 Man fighting for life and another injured in double east London stabbing
today 19:23 New driver killed in crash was ‘pressured to speed up by car behind him’
today 19:23 David Cameron ‘could return to politics by standing as MP’
today 19:23 PUBG Mobile BETA: Download new 0.13.0 beta update TODAY
today 19:23 Best supplements for the heart: Three capsules to keep your heart beating
today 19:23 Transfer news LIVE: Man Utd shock swap deal, Liverpool talks, Arsenal bid, Chelsea gossip
today 19:23 Game of Thrones: Jon Snow's devastating FATE was revealed in the very FIRST chapter
today 19:23 Black Mirror season 5 spoilers: Miley Cyrus hints at 'outrageously dark' episode
today 19:23 Iran RIDICULES US military as ‘weakest in HISTORY’ as Trump moves troops to Middle East
today 19:23 Andy Murray: 'I don't need tennis'
today 19:23 The AMAZING thing Prince Philip did for his grandson William after Diana's tragic death
today 19:23 Lewis Hamilton: ‘I miss you’ F1 star posts emotional tribute to Niki Lauda after win at GP
today 19:23 Mariah Carey Caution Tour Royal Albert Hall REVIEW: Lambily fan joy at FLAWLESS vocals
today 19:23 It was 'WRONG to axe Jeremy Kyle show', says MP
today 19:23 European elections: Macron to suffer HUMILIATING defeat to France's Marine Le Pen
Watch the news from UK on Facebook