Stray FM’s presenter, James Stanley, will brave one of muddiest courses in Yorkshire on Sunday 3 August in order to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support’s local Welfare and Benefits Adviser.
The Tough Mudder is sure to challenge even the toughest of the tough running over rough, rolling fields, through daringly dense woodlands and into streams, bogs and pools of thick, heavy mud and clay, every step on this course feels like an obstacle in itself.
James is daringly taking this adventure on with his brother and two of his cousins. James said ‘for the first time cancer hit our family and on January 1st this year my Aunty Val died. Through my work at the radio station I have heard so much about Macmillan and the support they have given other families, I never really thought my family would need them.’
‘Everything that I have ever heard about Macmillan is true; they really were there in every way for my aunt and my family. We all appreciate their support and dread to think how much worse everything would have been if they had not been there for us at this crucial time. For this reason we would like to make sure Macmillan can continue their great work.’
James and his family would like to raise £500 to help pay for Macmillan’s Welfare and Benefits Adviser who is based at the new Sir Robert Ogden Centre in Harrogate.
Roohi Lupton is the fundraising manager for the charity, ‘the harsh reality is that four in five cancer patients are hit with an average cost of £570 a month due to their cancer diagnosis. We believe that the physical and emotional impact of cancer and its treatment is hard enough, without the additional financial burden. We want to raise £108,000 to help pay for Harrogate’s new Macmillan Benefits Adviser who will offer specialist advice and help to ease these concerns. You can help us either by supporting James, or by giving me a call. I would love to hear from you!’
Without this money, families in and around Harrogate will suffer even more than they already are. To date over £700,000 has been claimed in annualised benefits for people affected by cancer in and around the area. This helps families to stay in their homes, feed their children, travel to appointments and meet the unexpected costs that cancer brings.
Donate to James at www.justgiving.com/strayfmjames
Or call Roohi on 07779285968, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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