BTG steps up to the Trekfest challenge for cancer charity

London, UK, 26 August 2015

BTG, the specialist healthcare company, is stepping up to the Trekfest Challenge in the Peak District National Park on 5 and 6 September for The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity.

There are 42 participants taking part from BTG’s UK sites in Farnham, Camberley, London and Wales, with the aim to complete either 54 miles in 24 hours, 27 miles in 12 hours or 13 miles in 6 hours. There have been a number of training walks in preparation for the big weekend to wear in the walking boots and get the fundraising underway.

Amanda Heaton, Community & Corporate Fundraising Manager at The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity, said: "We are delighted that the staff from BTG will be putting their best foot forward to take part in Trekfest 2015.  We know that this will be a tough challenge and would like to thank all those involved for not only giving up their time to train and take part but for raising funds for The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity."

Some of this year’s BTG Trekfesters felt compelled to attempt Trekfest ‘The Peaks’ Challenge after successfully completing ‘The Beacons’ last year, while first timers to the event look forward to beating the clock and taking in the spectacular scenery of The Pennine Way. There are four BTG employees committed to completing the 54-mile route and a number of friends and family have been persuaded to take part to show their support.

Dame Louise Makin, CEO of BTG, added: “It is great to see so many of our employees from all of our UK sites, challenging themselves and coming together in aid of The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity.  The charity resonates with us as it all about making a difference to patients’ quality of life through innovation and research, which is what we set out to do as a healthcare company.”

BTG markets innovative products in specialist areas of medicine, including several products designed to advance the treatment of liver tumours. The company is hoping to raise a substantial amount of money for The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity. More information about the charity walk can be found by visiting BTG’s fundraising link -


Trekfesters from BTG try on their T-shirts in support of The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity

For more information contact:

Hayley Senior, Corporate Communications Manager 
+44 (0)20 7575 1615;

About BTG
BTG is a growing international specialist healthcare company bringing to market innovative products in specialist areas of medicine to better serve doctors and their patients. We have a portfolio of Interventional Medicine products to advance the treatment of liver tumours, severe blood clots, varicose veins and advanced emphysema, and Specialty Pharmaceuticals that help patients overexposed to certain medications or toxins. Inspired by patient and physician needs, BTG is investing to expand its portfolio to address some of today’s most complex healthcare challenges. To learn more about BTG, please visit:

About The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity
Imagine a future beyond cancer. At The Royal Marsden we’re dedicated to making this happen. We’re a world-leading cancer centre who pioneer new treatments that save lives. We use our research every day to provide the very best in diagnosis, treatment and care for our patients. The revolutionary way we treat people in our hospitals has far-reaching impact, nationally and internationally. This kind of pioneering work costs money. Support The Royal Marsden and you’re investing in a future beyond cancer for you and for everyone you know. Click the link for more information about the charity