Gemma Peters, CEO, joins hundreds of volunteers at the London Marathon 

Published: 27 April 2023

A crowd cheering for runners at the London marathon

Chief Executive Officer, Gemma Peters joined the Macmillan London marathon cheerpoint to cheer on supporters taking part to help us raise vital money for people living with cancer.

Supporting team Macmillan 

Over 150 of our volunteers lined the streets of London - joined by our new Chief Executive Gemma Peters - to cheer on the 850 Macmillan supporters taking part in the London Marathon.

“The atmosphere at the Macmillan cheerpoint was electric.” Gemma

Gemma commented on the day: "It was lovely to meet some of our brilliant volunteers and cheer alongside them, giving our Macmillan runners a much-needed boost as they approached the finish line. I felt so proud to be part of the sea of green and put a smile on the faces of our runners who we’re hoping will raise over £1 million through their efforts to help us do whatever it takes for people living with cancer.”

“The marathon is a great example of the impact that our Macmillan volunteers can have; they create a fantastic atmosphere, help to raise awareness of our brand and give our Macmillan runners and great experience of taking part in a challenge event for Macmillan. Ultimately, they help us to have a greater impact for people living with cancer. I look forward to meeting more of our volunteers and finding out more about the difference they are making.”

Be part of the action

Thank you to everyone who took part in the London Marathon and to Gemma. We look forward to welcoming Gemma to more volunteering experiences and hearing more from her.

If you would like to be part of the action and experience a Macmillan cheerpoint please see our latest volunteering opportunities.

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