Over the last two years, BPE Solicitors has raised nearly £45,000 in aid of Macmillan Cancer Care. As one final challenge, Partner Rob Bryan is planning to walk the Cotswold Way with the aim of reaching our £54,000 target before the end of 2018 - the amount needed to fund a Macmillan Cancer Support nurse for one year.
In July 2017, Rob and colleague John Russell successfully completed the 297 mile Macmillan Way, walking from Lincolnshire to Dorset in only 22 days. During the course of the walk, they were joined at different points by 165 other colleagues and supporters. Since then, BPE’s fundraising efforts have also included a charity golf day and static bike challenge.
Rob Bryan says: “BPE are so close to reaching our target - the £54,000 needed to fund one Macmillan Cancer Support nurse for a year. I’m determined to hit this by the end of 2018. I hope that by taking on the Cotswold Way (come snow or shine in December!) I can really encourage people to dig into their pockets and make a donation so that together we can raise the last £9,000. BPE have raised a fantastic amount of money so far, wouldn’t it be a wonderful start to 2019 to know that we could fund a Macmillan nurse over the course of the year?”
Hannah Fahy, Gloucestershire fundraising manager, Macmillan Cancer Support says: “On average a Macmillan Nurse supports 168 patients each year as well as many more family members, carers and friends. The support we receive from fundraising like this really does make a difference to people living with cancer in Gloucestershire. Please support Rob’s challenge to help BPE to reach their incredible target and help people living with cancer live life as fully as they can.”
Rob, along with his friend and BPE colleague, John Russell, will set off from the market town of Chipping Camden on Wednesday 5th December and weather permitting, plans to reach the city of Bath, the end of the Cotswold Way, on Monday 10th December. For most of its length, the National Trail follows the Cotswold escarpment providing wonderful views of the surrounding landscape.
For donations, visit https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/macmillanwaychallenge or text BPEW54 £5 (or whatever you can) to 70070.
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