14 July 2014
Ross Graham raised £2,500 in aid of Macmillan last month, bringing the total amount he's raised for us so far to more than £10,000.
Ross' incredible fundraising drive has been inspired by his mother, who was recently diagnosed with cancer and sadly passed away on 29 June. Determined to raise awareness of how Macmillan helps people affected by cancer, Ross arranged a Macmillan Awareness Day at his St. Michael's Catholic Academy school on 11 June.
With the help of his Head Teacher Mr Ramsey, Deputy Head Mrs Burgess, James Thompson and 30 volunteers from his own year, Ross put on a tombola, staff sports day, penalty shoot out and lots more, while Macmillan talks were also held throughout the day.
Special thanks also go to St Paul's RC Primary school, as well as Asda and Clare Peacock from Costa Coffee for generously donating food and drink to the event. Ross' Macmillan Awareness day would not have been the huge success it was without everyone coming together.
But Ross isn't stopping there, as he's already preparing to cycle from Coast-to-Coast with his friend Joe. And you can support Ross's amazing fundraising in aid of Macmillan by visiting his JustGiving page.
If you'd like to find out more about fundraising in Teesside, Hartlepool, Peterlee and Wearside, email Fundraising Manager Liz Airey at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her on 07801 307012.