Fundraising for Macmillan Cancer Support
Elisa and I wanted to raise £10,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support, which has given me fantastic help during my treatment. I wanted to do a fundraiser online through justgiving.com and Elisa suggested that I should do a weight-gain challenge.
Every cancer patient’s journey is different and the tribulations we face are varied. One of the hardest things I’ve had to deal with, apart from fatigue, is weight loss. I’m 6’ 5” and currently weigh about 75kg, which is at the low end of a healthy weight for someone of my height. I’m slim at the best of times, but my weight plummeted during the first two months of chemo when eating enough was a terrible struggle.
We’ll never be able to pay back Macmillan for what they’re doing, which is saving my life, but we want to make this effort to give something back. They are the gold standard in cancer care, offering a range of services to cancer patients and their families, from walk-in counselling and financial advice to alternative therapies.
So far, we’ve raised more than £5,100, with donations coming from Ireland, the UK, Brazil, the US, China and New Zealand. All funds go directly to Macmillan. See justgiving.com/100daysofcalories