Stephen and Cara
Fundraising is hugely important to Macmillan. Without people doing events, running marathons, climbing mountains, and donating in all the other ways that you can, Macmillan wouldn’t exist.
Cara now works in the Fundraising team at Macmillan. In her spare time, she trains and runs with Stephen to raise money for Macmillan. 'I just wanted to give something back and raise money to help other families like mine. I did my first 10K about five years ago and felt really, really good afterwards. So I signed up for a half marathon the next day.'
Sadly Cara's father passed away last year. But this has spurred her on to do even more fundraising in his memory – and she's now in training for her first marathon. 'Helping other people is absolutely an inspiration for me. And when it's raining and cold and dark and I really don't want to go out, I think about how my dad would be giving me a kick out the door.'
As Cara explains, Team Macmillan runners also receive plenty of help along the way. 'Everyone at Macmillan is really supportive. They come up with ideas you wouldn't think of in a million years to help you reach your fundraising target.’
'And the cheer points on the day are great too. Just when you feel like you’re flagging, they appear out of nowhere to spur you on. It’s pretty amazing.'
What you can do
We're here for you. Whether you have cancer or know someone who does, whether you need information or support, find out how we can help you.
From running a marathon to jangling a collection bucket, find out about all the ways you can help Macmillan.
Run for Macmillan
If you would like to take part in a run to raise money for Macmillan, there are many to choose from. Choose one close to home or have an adventure and go further afield.
Other ways to fundraise
If running's not your thing, there are plenty of other ways to get involved.