Charity fundraising effort on target
A Chipping Sodbury man is on his way to reaching his fundraising target for Macmillan Cancer Support.
A Chipping Sodbury man is on his way to reaching his fundraising target for Macmillan Cancer Support. Steve Walker aims to raise £2500 in memory of his friend Pip who died before Christmas after a 2-year battle with bowel cancer.
Having already raised £3000 in 2017 for Cancer Research, Steve and his wife Cathy are are now committed to rising money for Macmillan. Inspired by Pip’s husband Phil and her sister Georgie, who ran in the London Marathon last year, Steve has decided to run in this year’s event.
Steve said, “I am raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support because they helped Pip and so many of those we know affected by cancer, providing support and advice at such a scary and difficult time for those with cancer and their families.”
A charity fundraising dinner hosted by the Tudor Raj Indian Restaurant in Chipping Sodbury raised £400 from ticket sales and raffle prize donations. Steve added, ‘nearly 50 of our friends and family came along to the Tudor Raj and we had a great night. I am delighted that the restaurant were able to cater for so many of us and we raised a significant amount.’
Steve and Cathy have already raised £1430 so far. Their Just Giving page is: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/steve-walker-london-marathon-2018
Steve Walker (left) with Rafiq Hannan from Tudor Raj