30 April 2013
Andrew Fair preparing for his walk
York resident Andrew Fair (53) is organising his annual sponsored walk for charity. This year the walk will take place on Saturday 25 May.
Andrew Fair, a well known friendly face to many at Sainsbury’s at Monks Cross, is organising a sponsored walk with his colleague Kath Burton, on Saturday 25 May to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support. Andrew has done a sponsored walk for over 6 years and each time the walk takes on a different theme.
In the past he has walked a route shaped like the number 50 to celebrate his 50th birthday, he has walked around York’s famous historical landmarks, and he has crossed York’s iconic bridges, all to raise money for Macmillan.
This year, Andrew and Kath will be starting at York Minster at 10am on Saturday 25 May, and will be walking for 2 hours visiting as many of York’s used and disused churches.
Andrew explains why he is raising the money, 'Macmillan is a really good cause. People we know have had wonderful support from Macmillan, so we wanted to do something to help others who might need to their help. We can make a difference with our walk and make a difference for people affected by cancer.'
Sally Millington, fundraising manager for Macmillan, says, 'It’s wonderful that Andrew and Kath are supporting us again with a sponsored walk this year. Andrew really is a lovely man, and he is a wonderful ambassador for Macmillan. We look forward to hearing about his walk and the theme it will take each year.
'He raises awareness about the work that we do, and he is always campaigning for a fair deal for people affected by cancer. Cancer is the toughest fight most of us will ever face. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed, you need a team of people in your corner supporting you every step of the way. That’s who Macmillan are.
'We rely on public donations for 98% of our income. Without which we wouldn’t be able to provide the services for people who are affected by cancer. Every penny raised really does make a difference, and it’s wonderful that Andrew and Kath are raising money to help us to be able to continue to help others.'
If you would like to sponsor Andrew and Kath, make a donation to their fundraising efforts, or organise a fundraising walk of your own, please contact the fundraising support team on 0300 1000 200.