From setting up a fundraising group to leaving a legacy, Rachel Kingston has done all sorts to support Macmillan. Here she tells us about her motivation, fundraising achievements and why she’s leaving something behind to help people affected by cancer.
Rachel says, ‘I’ve been a keen fundraiser and advocate for Macmillan for a long time. This is because of the sheer number of friends, family and people I know who’ve been affected by cancer. Over the years, I’ve met many Macmillan professionals and seen the charity’s support services in action – I honestly couldn’t fault them.
‘I’ve done lots of fundraising for Macmillan. I’ve been on a trek to Machu Picchu with a friend and also set up a Macmillan fundraising group. And last year, I walked 26 miles with colleagues and together we raised £5,000.
‘When I bought my flat, I also decided to write a will and left a small percentage of my estate to Macmillan. Hopefully this will help ensure that Macmillan’s support is there for my generation as we get older. And I wanted to leave a gift for my son’s generation should they ever need Macmillan.’