Disco Divas Justgiving Fundraising Story
What do you get when you cross two psychologists, one probation officer, and one commercial director? Four fabulous and fantastic Disco Divas, of course!
We’ve all known each other for over 20 years (over 35 years in some cases!), we’re all over 45 years old, and we’re all gloriously unfit (hopefully not for much longer..!). We’ve been looking for a way to spend time with each other, get fit, and do something worthwhile so we’ve set ourselves the personal challenge of hiking a half marathon along the beautiful trails of the Peak District from Darley Moor in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. This is one of Macmillan’s famous Mighty Hikes and we can’t wait for the big day on 24 July 2022!
We’re inspired to take on this terrific challenge by all three million people who are living with cancer in the UK right now. Did you know that there are more than 200 types of cancer and one in two people will develop some form of cancer during their lifetime? This, of course, means that we all know someone close to us whose life has been affected by cancer in one way or another, and it’s invariably a life-changing and harrowing experience for the patient, their families and friends, and their caregivers.
We’ve chosen to support Macmillan Cancer Support because they are so incredibly passionate about providing the very best care and support for people living with cancer. They are tireless in their commitment to both improving the lives of everyone affected by cancer and inspiring others to do the same. Well, they’ve certainly inspired us! You can find out more about Macmillan Cancer Support here: https://www.macmillan.org.uk/about-us.
Macmillan Cancer Support are facing a huge drop in their income as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Because 97% of their work is funded by people like all of us, they need our support now more than ever. We’ve set ourselves a target of £1000 and these funds will help Macmillan Cancer Support provide their full range of services, from specialist cancer nurses to information booklets and support groups. They plan these services very carefully to meet the needs of people living with cancer in local communities and nationwide, and they review these services regularly to make sure they are providing the very best value for money and maximum impact at all times.
We hope we’ve inspired you to give generously! We are very grateful for all your support, it really does mean the world to us, and it will definitely motivate us to keep training over the coming months and keep going on 24 July 2022. And frankly, us Disco Divas need all the encouragement we can get, darlings!
Team members (4)
- Rachel hasn't set a target£1,657
- £435 of £250
- £230 of £250
- £215 of £250