We talk to Chris McCandless about climbing mountains, raising £20,000 and Macmillan’s exciting partnership with Poundland.
‘It’s extremely rewarding to be involved with the partnership between Macmillan and Poundland. I remember when staff set out to raise £50,000 in the first year. To have raised £1 million in just five years is incredible.
‘Everyone’s got stuck in, from holding collections to doing fancy dress. As for me, I’ve always wanted to challenge myself to raise money for Macmillan. So after many months of training, I took on the 24 hour, three peaks challenge along with 16 colleagues from Poundland. And wow, what a challenge.
‘It was harder than many of us had anticipated. We covered 42km, climbed 3,000 metres and stood on the summit of three mountains. It was so rewarding to finish the challenge and to raise more than £20,000 for Macmillan.
‘Macmillan means a lot to me personally. Having had two family members go through cancer treatment, I know it’s a lonely place – there are days that are so low. If we didn’t have Macmillan, there would be a void and no one to turn to.
‘That’s why for my next challenge, I’ll be running the Virgin London Marathon for Macmillan in April. I know it’ll been tough, but training has gone well so I’m feeling positive.’
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