Cancer charity gets double boost

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A CYCLIST and a team of walkers have raised thousands of pounds for a cancer charity.

Mark Blythman, head of communications at Greene King, returned last week from a four-day cycle challenge which saw him pedal from London to Paris.

Mark Blythman Strategy and communications Director for Greene King will be doing a charity bike ride from London to Paris to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support, with Rachel Gasgoine from Macmillan Cancer Support.

Mark Blythman Strategy and communications Director for Greene King will be doing a charity bike ride from London to Paris to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support, with Rachel Gasgoine from Macmillan Cancer Support.

The 45-year-old, from Bury St Edmunds, completed the 480km ride with five friends who collectively raised £30,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Mark, who raised £3,000 of it himself, set the wheels in motion for Greene King’s new UK-wide partnership with the charity, its staff having committed to fund-raising £200,000 for Macmillan in a 12 month period.

Nine members of staff from Abbey Dental Practice, in Bury, have also been busy fund-raising, having taken part in London’s Jubilee Charity Walk.

The group raised around £2,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support and is grateful to all of its patients, family and friends who donated so generously.

“It was brilliant, such a good day,” said Abbie Delaney, a dental nurse.

Macmillan’s Rachel Gascoigne said “These challenges were no mean feat, but each and every penny raised will make a real difference.”

To sponsor Mark, go to: www.justgiving.com/mark-blythman