The Sir Hugh Dundas award winner 2011
Gary Mckee is our Sir Hugh Dundas award volunteer of the year for 2012.
Team Macmillan are proud to recognise Gary for his outstanding contribution to volunteering. He has made exceptional and innovative contributions during his nine years as a fundraiser and advocate for Macmillan.
Gary has completed numerous challenges including climbing Kilimanjaro, cycling across Brazil and trekking in New Zealand, plus many marathons and half marathons.
In 2011 Gary ran from Lands End to John O’Groats raising in excess of £23,000 for Macmillan. He also ran the LEJOG, running the equivalent of 33 marathons in 27 days and finishing the challenge a day early. Having been away from his much loved family for almost a month, upon finishing the challenge Gary’s first comment was 'the sad news is that in the 27 days I was running LEJOG almost 6,000 people in the UK will have been diagnosed with cancer.'
Gary understands the impact of cancer and this makes him an impressive communicator – using his passion and enthusiasm for Macmillan to spread our message to wider audiences, including younger people.
Where Gary leads, others follow.
Sue McDonald, local fundraising manager
Gary continues to inspire and recruit new volunteers and supporters every year, and pushing himself that little bit further to achieve what most people think is impossible.
After running the Edinburgh Marathon Gary went on to recruit a team of 120 people to take part in the Cumbrian Run, raising £20,000.
His commitment and dedication is remarkable and as he takes on his next challenge to encourage 100 people to raise £100 each, we wish him all the best.