On Friday September 18, cancer care charity Maggie's will be holding a 15-mile "Culture Crawl" across west London to raise money and showcase the area's cultural delights.
Starting at 6.30pm and continuing through the night, the crawl will go through The Foreign Office, Chelsea Physic Garden, the V&A and many more cultural hot-spots in west London, including unusual places such as Brompton Cemetery.
Walkers will encounter various performance surprises, such as the world renowned Royal Ballet, and enjoy delicious food and drink along the way. They will also have the chance to visit the Maggie's west London centre, in which their vital work takes place.
This year, the cultural content is being curated by renowned former director of the National Portrait Gallery and writer, Sandy Nairne.
Nairne said: "It is my privilege to curate the 2015 Maggie's Culture Crawl, a 15-mile cultural night-walk.
"As a selector of many exhibitions this is the most intriguing creative and curatorial challenge.
"My theme for this year is 'People and Places', I like the idea of telling stories that connect people to places that may not get noticed - finding the hidden connections."
The funds raised from the Culture Crawl will go towards the vital care Maggie's provides for people with cancer.
The charity has centres all over the UK, however this Culture Crawl will specifically raise funds for their Hammersmith centre, the first London Maggie's, opened in April 2008.
Professor Sir Mike Richards, CBE, chief inspector of hospitals in England and national cancer director, said: "The centres are warm, friendly, inspiring places, which are full of light - and they undoubtedly contribute to the continued wellbeing of an individual as they progress through cancer treatment."
Maggie's centres are built in the grounds of specialist NHS cancer hospitals, and provide free practical, emotional and social support for people with cancer. Programmes include Expressive Art and Creative Writing workshops, that can help people and families to express their feelings when affected by illness.
A centre visitor for Maggie's in West London said: "Maggie's provided me with a refuge - a sanctuary - part of the real world but somehow detached.
"The world hadn't changed but cancer had totally changed who I was and I needed help to learn how to live again."
Registration to the event costs £40 and there is a £200 fundraising commitment. Places are limited so sign up today!