On May 11th I will be walking 26.2 miles through London at night in a decorated bra, yes really!! WHY? You may well ask... To raise money for FACT ‘Fighting All Cancers Together’. This is so important to me because my Mam lost her fight with cancer 24 years ago and our family had no support.

FACT provides support to family, friends, work colleagues and anyone who is affected by cancer. FACT wants to build the UK’s first Cancer, Support, Awareness, and Education centre here in the North East. This means that FACT’s new centre has the potential to benefit everyone in the region, and provide an innovative model with the potential to be replicated throughout the UK. The centre would also provide valuable volunteering, training and employment opportunities for local people and organisations. The project will cost in excess of £4 million, so all fundraising is vital.

Did you know that ‘One in two people will develop cancer at some point in their lives, according to the most accurate forecast to date from Cancer Research UK.’ ‘Every two minutes someone is diagnosed with cancer in the UK, and this statistic increases in the North East.’ This means that almost everyone will be affected by cancer at some time in their lives, either by being diagnosed themselves or by a family member being diagnosed.

If everyone in the network donates £5, I will smash my target which would be awesome and that’s without any other donations I’m hoping will come in. Please donate at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/maccine.

Every penny will help me keep going when my feet and legs say no!

Thank you Maccine x


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