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However you've done it and whatever distance you've covered, your efforts have measurably helped people affected by cancer. Here are the stories of others who've completed a Maggie's to Maggie's challenge - some of them epic features of endurance, others more gentle affairs, but all raised funds to help people affected by cancer.

 

However you've done it and whatever distance you've covered, your efforts have measurably helped people affected by cancer. Here are the stories of others who've completed a Maggie's to Maggie's challenge - some of them epic features of endurance, others more gentle affairs, but all raised funds to help people affected by cancer.

 

Friends team up and get on their bikes

Gary Johnson and his friends Ian, Dave and Eddie took on a mighty ‘Maggie’s to Maggie’s’ challenge, cycling from London to Clatterbridge, and stopping off at numerous Maggie’s centres along the way.

"During early 2017 my sister‐in‐law undwent treatment at Clatterbridge Hospital, and received support from Maggie’s at Clatterbridge. She was very appreciative of the support and spoke very fondly about Maggie’s. When a family member is going through such treatment, you can at times feel quite helpless. However, I decided to get something positive out of this situation and decided to do a cycle ride to raise funds for Maggie’s."

Cycling from Merseyside to Glasgow

Danielle Campbell took on a big cycling challenge, starting at Maggie’s Merseyside and finishing at Maggie’s Glasgow.

"Riding to Scotland was a gruelling challenge but so worth it for all the money I managed to raise. Getting closer to my target with each mile I rode was a great feeling and sense of accomplishment, and I’m already planning my next bike ride to Maggie’s in Swansea next year!"

 

Walking from Maggie’s Swansea to Maggie’s Edinburgh

Peter walked every day for eight weeks from Maggie’s Swansea to Maggie’s Edinburgh along the Pennine way after he lost his wife to cancer. They both used Maggie’s and Peter now goes on his own regularly after receiving bereavement support and financial advice.

“I did a third of the walk on my own but then various people started joining me including family and friends. I also met a lot of people along the way and made some friends that I’m still in touch with. I also wanted to publicise Maggie’s – they need more recognition for the wonderful work they do."

Cycling from Maggie’s West London to Maggie’s Edinburgh

Alex and 10 of his friends embarked on an epic four-day cycle between Maggie’s West London and Maggie’s Edinburgh in memory of his Mum, Ruth, who died of pancreatic cancer.

"Our Maggie’s to Maggie’s ride was on of the most fulfilling things I’ve ever done. It’s a cause I believe in and that I’m passionate about. It was the best weekend of the year. Everyone at the two Centres was very attentive and were there to see us off at 5 o’clock on a Saturday morning at the West London Centre, and there with cakes and tea in Edinburgh when we arrived."

Extreme Maggie’s to Maggie’s

David Blackmore, Commercial Director of Fleet Alliance, ran, kayaked and cycled 168 miles from Maggie’s Highlands to Maggie’s Glasgow in just three days. To put things into perspective, the run distance alone is the equivalent of three back-to-back marathons – and if that wasn't enough, he also threw in 23 miles of rowing and 68 miles of cycling for a truly extreme Maggie’s to Maggie’s challenge.

Fife to Dundee – 117 miles on crutches

GP Dr Bob Grant completed his fourth walk for Maggie’s in 2015. He covered 117 miles on crutches, from Fife to Maggie’s Dundee. It took Bob and his team of core walkers nine days and raised thousands of pounds for Maggie’s in the process.

"The hours and days spent walking on beaches, over rocks, up and down challenging hills and through some of the most stunning scenery in Scotland brought us home to Maggie’s, and a wonderful, very special welcome."

Cycling from Maggie’s Swansea to Maggie’s Highlands

Maggie’s Cheltenham visitor John Hughes took on the challenge to cycle to 14 Maggie’s Centres across the UK in memory of his wife Carol.

"Both Carol and myself are passionate supporters of Maggie’s and I decided to do a bike ride to all the Maggie’s Centres in the UK, for two reasons. Firstly to celebrate Carol's life and how she lived with cancer so bravely over the years, and secondly, to raise funds for Maggie’s to ensure others continue to receive the benefit of the wonderful support they offer."

Six Maggie’s Centres in five days

A team of of six from subsea technology company Nautronix took on a 350 mile cycle mile ride between six Maggie’s Centres. Their challenge took five days, travelling through all Scottish cities and many major towns.

"Thanks to Maggie’s and all of their staff for being so welcoming in each Centre, filling us with tea and cakes and giving us an insight into their brilliant work."

130 miles for Maggie’s in the gym

Gym Instructor Stephen Nicholson cycled the 130 mile distance between Maggie’s Fife and Maggie’s Glasgow on an exercise bike! He also asked gym members to take part in 20-minute classes for a small donation to Maggie’s. Before his challenge he said:

“I can’t wait to get going. I love cycling and the support of people coming and going in the club will make the miles disappear quickly.”

John O'Groats to London for Maggie’s

30 staff members from Insurance Broker RKH Group took on the mammoth challenge to cycle from John O’Groats to London, via Maggie’s Highlands, to raise as much money as possible to support people affected by cancer.

"We decided to embark on something huge to make a real impact to the two charities we chose to support. After 800 miles, seven days in the saddle and a cumulative ascent of well over 40,000 feet, we crossed the finishing line in London and were met by a cheering crowd of flag-waving supporters, made up of sponsors, friends, family, and colleagues."

Inspired?

If you already know your Maggie’s to Maggie’s route or would like support to develop your adventure please fill in our online form and your Centre Fundraising Team will be in touch.

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