The Maggie's fundraising 8!

Thursday 18 October

The Maggie's fundraising 8!

Eight members from Maggie’s Manchester Bereavement Support Group walked 8 miles in a figure of 8 with the aim of raising enough money to fund a full day at the Centre!

Organiser Martin was part of the group following the death of his mum last year. His mum spent time in Maggie’s during her treatment and Martin found great support in the Bereavement Support Group where he made firm friends with other members.

He said:

We are a group of eight friends who met through Manchester Maggie's centre.

We were all part of the Bereavement Support Group and found the support from the group so valuable that we decided to do a special fundraiser. Our walk was eight miles in a figure of eight, in memory of eight very special people.

It was a celebration of people we loved very much, but also a chance to say thank you to Maggie's Manchester, who provided us with emotional support at a time in our lives when we needed it most. Whilst the day was tinged with sadness given the reason we came together, it was also a celebration … of the wonderful people we have lost and the great work Maggie’s do.

We set ourselves a goal of raising £2400, which is the cost of running the Maggie's centre for one day and were thrilled to actually raise more than £4,200!

People's generosity has been humbling and we cannot thank you enough for the support. Everyone affected by cancer deserves the support we were lucky enough to receive!

Maggie’s Manchester’s psychologist Robin said:

I’ve been blown away by the effort everyone put in to this. As a group they demonstrated the power of what we try to promote everyday, which is the positive affect that we can have on another by coming together. This has obviously been a very valuable thing to them over recent times and that they have used this to benefit others through fundraising is fantastic. Thank you!