Greater Manchester pledge to raise as much as they can through fundraising in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.
The people of Greater Manchester are preparing to take part in a marathon this weekend to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.
Ahead of taking to the streets of Manchester, participants were given two ways in which they could sign up.
The first is a guaranteed place, participants have been asked to pledge to raise at least £400 for the charity in sponsorships. This means no public entry stress.
The second was to apply through public entry. There is no minimum sponsorship, just pledge to raise as much as you can.
Not only are people in Manchester getting ready to run, Bolton based supplier for cleaning products, Jangro, have announced they are aiming to raise at least £100,000. and they are already over half way to their target.
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Tammy Ladner, Marketing Manager for Jangro, said: “Jangro is over £51,000 towards its £100,000 fundraising goal for cancer support charity Macmillan.
“Fundraising initiatives including sponsored walks, triathlons, marathons, raffles and auctions are all helping to raise money.”
Joanne Gilliard, Jangro Operations Director, added: “We are delighted to be over half way towards achieving our £100,000 fundraising target for Macmillan – a worthy charity providing invaluable support to those affected by cancer.
“We have received fantastic support from all the Jangro members, staff and our group suppliers and would like to thank everyone for their fundraising efforts so far, and we look forward to the second half of this challenge.”
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Every penny raised for Macmillan goes a long way. Rhiannon Birch, 25, said: “I lost my mum at the age of 22.
She attended the Macmillian Cancer Ward at Leighton Hospital for chemotherapy and they were amazing.
“I would go with her every week and they were supportive, caring and so tender. My mum was very emotional and delicate and we were very close and their support helped her cope and they always kept her smiling.
“She sadly passed away after 8 months of fighting but the care Macmillian gave her enabled her to travel to Rome and Disneyland Paris with myself and two children and gave her courage to keep fighting. They are fantastic and I could sing their praises for days.”
All money raised will help Macmillan to get one step closer to their mission statement ‘no one facing cancer should walk alone’.