Walking to the North Pole for Macmillan

A MERRY team of Elves at Spinnaker Tower are facing a festive challenge to walk the distance between Spinnaker Tower and Lapland to raise funds for people living with cancer this Christmas.

According to Google Maps, the distance between the iconic Portsmouth landmark and the home of Father Christmas is around 1,915 miles, which is about the same as walking more than 3.8 million steps.

Each elf has pledged to walk five miles, or 10,000 steps, every day this December, to complete the epic journey and help raise funds and awareness for the vital work of Macmillan Cancer Support.

This festive feat comes as part of our year-long partnership between the cancer charity and Spinnaker Tower, with Macmillan Cancer Support’s logo currently on proud display.

Tony Sammut said: “It’s a long way to the North Pole, but the Spinnaker Tower team are determined to complete this challenge in support of our partnership with Macmillan Cancer Support.

“We’re on track to reach our target by Christmas Day and grateful for every penny donated so far in support of this wonderful charity, which supports so many people living with cancer in Portsmouth and beyond, every step of the way.”

If you’d like to support the team’s fundraising efforts, visit our just giving page https://bit.ly/3GtBbqK to donate.

The Macmillan Cancer Support Information Centre at Queen Alexandra Hospital Portsmouth (QAH) is open Monday to Friday 10am-4pm to help people with cancer in the Portsmouth area gets the help they need – be it financial, practical, emotional or psychological. Call 02392 283323 or email macmillancentre@porthosp.nhs.uk for more information.

About Macmillan Cancer Support

At Macmillan, we give people with cancer everything we’ve got. If you’re diagnosed, your worries are our worries. We will do whatever it takes to help you live life as fully as you can. And we don’t stop there. We’re going all out to find ever better ways to help people with cancer, helping to bring forward the day when everyone gets life-transforming support from day one.

As cancer is evolving, so must we. Macmillan will not settle for anything other than the best possible support for people living with cancer. As a charity, we can’t afford to stand still. Now more than ever, we need to take every chance to make a difference.

But we cannot do it alone. We have been working with others for over 100 years and will continue to do so.

So, we’re working to create a vision of Macmillan that is shaped side by side with the people and communities we exist to support. To find out more about how Macmillan is doing this visit Transforming Macmillan together | Macmillan Cancer Support 

 

 

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