Across the UK
Without our supporters, Macmillan’s work simply wouldn’t be possible. That’s why we invest in Macmillan fundraising teams who work across the UK to help people raise as much money as possible. Here we look at a few of the extraordinary things our supporters have done to help us make sure no one faces cancer alone.
A Welsh couple reaching new heights
From climbing Kilimanjaro to taking a zip wire over a quarry, Claire and Dave Thompson have done all sorts of challenges for Macmillan. The Newport couple aim to raise £50,000 in support of our work because of the help both of their dads received.
Making some noise in Cornwall
A band called The Claze wrote a song to promote our event the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning, which led to them appearing on BBC Radio Two. The band from Cornwall also created the song for their friend Naomi after she was diagnosed with cancer.
Wakefield’s marathon man
How does six marathons in six days sound to you? This is what Tom Hacker from Wakefield did, raising more than £40,000 for Macmillan. It’s all in memory of his mum who was supported by a Macmillan nurse.
Conquering mountains in Scotland
Jim Robertson, 79 from Scotland, had part of his lung removed when he was diagnosed with cancer. But this didn’t stop him from climbing a 3,553ft mountain in eight hours for Macmillan.
Sailing solo around Ireland
Just weeks before Darren Robb set off to sail around Ireland, he was told he had terminal cancer. Darren decided to continue his solo challenge anyway and has raised more than £11,000 – double his target.