PERTH runner and Macmillan fundraiser, Allison McArthur, is swapping her trusty trainers for the whirr of two wheels for her next fundraising event and has signed up to take part in this year’s Cycletta Scotland, which returns to the beautiful surroundings of Scone Palace for a second year running on Sunday October 5th.
Normally a runner, Allison picked up an injury part of the way through her 2014 Macmillan Fundraising Challenge, which she is doing in conjunction with her husband Steve Bonthrone, and has dusted off her bike to maintain her fitness levels and to keep up her commitment to Macmillan. A commitment for which she has already raised £3,500 this year so far.
Together the couple hope to raise £10,000 for the charity this year and are already well on their way to hitting that target.
Allison commented: “I had set myself the challenge of running 3 marathons this year but when I got injured I needed to find some other way to continue with my fundraising.
“When I heard about Macmillan Cycletta at Scone Palace it seemed the perfect event and I quickly signed up. Cycling has been a fantastic way to keep up my fitness levels.
“I’m fundraising for Macmillan because I lost my grandparents and, more recently, my father-in-law to cancer. I’ve also seen friends and colleagues battle this terrible disease.
“Macmillan do wonderful work in ensuring that nobody faces their fight alone and were there to support the people close to me. I want to help raise vital funds so they can continue to support families and make a real difference to the lives of everyone affected.”
Shirlie Geddes, Angus & Tayside fundraising manager for Macmillan, has been working closely over the last year with Allison in supporting her fundraising challenge.
Commenting on Allison’s decision to take part in Cycletta Scotland, Shirlie said: “It’s fantastic that Allison has decided to take part in Cycletta Scotand this year.
“It really is a great event, raises lots of money for Macmillan and it’s a fabulous way of encouraging young ladies and women of all fitness abilities to come together and do something positive.”
This year ladies aged 12 and upwards will be able to take part and have a choice of 20km, 40km, 70km or 100km routes.
Entries are still open and organisers are urging participants to sign up soon to secure their place at this year’s event.
Participants can register at www.humanrace.co.uk/cycletta and can also keep up-to-date at the Macmillan Cycletta Twitter feed and Facebook pages.
To confirm your place visit: http://www.humanrace.co.uk/cycletta
To donate to Allison’s fundraising campaign visit https://www.justgiving.com/allison-mcarthur1/
For further information please contact:
T: 01738 658187
About Macmillan Cancer Support
Macmillan Cancer Support improves the lives of people affected by cancer, providing practical, medical, emotional and financial support. Working alongside people affected by cancer, Macmillan works to improve cancer care. One in three of us will get cancer. Two million of us are living with it. If you are affected by cancer, Macmillan can help. For more information, please visit www.macmillan.org.uk or free phone 0808 808 0000 for an information pack.
About: Fundraising. Please note that no revenue made from the registration fee for Macmillan Cycletta events is given to charity and that any money received by Macmillan is as a direct result of fundraising undertaken by participants. Fundraising is optional, with no minimum pledge undertaken by participants.
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