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One of our fantastic Play Leaders has been successful in getting a place to run the London Marathon 2019! Marcus McKechnie will be running on behalf of Macmillan Cancer Research.

He has sent us the following message for anyone who might be interested in following his journey or supporting in any way:


I am going to be competing in this year’s London marathon, raising money for Macmillan Cancer Research.

This was the only charity I applied to do the marathon with after seeing first hand the support they give to people and families whose lives have been affected by a cancer diagnosis. Macmillan helped my mum through a relatively short but successful battle with breast cancer, and they also helped my partner’s mum through her time battling cancer.

Unfortunately, she lost that battle early last year but the support they offered her family, especially in the final months, was amazing.

I have heard other stories from other friends about support they received during various battles with cancer. All of them inspired me to be apply for the place and will be my inspiration to get to that finish line in April. 

I would be incredibly honoured if anyone was able to donate to my fundraising page and help me achieve my goal of raising £2500 to help support this amazing charity who do so much for families in need.

Thanks in advance for any possible donations.



 2019 Virgin Money London Marathon Macmillan Cancer Support