Macmillan

03 Oct 2016
A Shropshire businessman has raised more than £800 for charity by holding a unique photography marathon. Paul Wilkinson, who owns Twig’s Branch Photography, completed a 12-hour, non-stop boudoir photography shoot, involving 12 different women, on Saturday. [1 OCT] The event has so far raised £850 for Macmillan Cancer Support. Each of the 12 women involved made a donation to the PinupforMac12...
Severndale School and Shrewsbury College join forces to bake for MacMillan
03 Oct 2016
The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning is Macmillan’s biggest fundraising event for people facing cancer and this year students and staff from Severndale School and Shrewsbury College have joined forces once again to raise money for this cause. Members of the two colleges brought in over 100 cakes on Wednesday 25th September, which were sold throughout the day to fellow students, staff and guests at...
27 Sep 2016
A Shropshire photographer is taking a shot at raising money for charity with a unique fundraising angle. Paul Wilkinson, who owns Twig’s Branch Photography, will be undertaking a marathon to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support. Of sorts. There are no running shoes or training schedules in this picture. Instead, Paul will be undertaking a ‘boudoir marathon’ – 12 photo shoots, involving 12...
14 Sep 2016
This year’s coracle world championships taking place on the River Severn in Shrewsbury is full to capacity - and organisers are encouraging spectators to come and watch the fun. The event, in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support and sponsored by JT Hughes, sees teams of four competing in a relay race across the river in a traditional wooden coracle boat, and racing starts at 2pm on Friday (September...
02 Sep 2016
Time is running out for teams to enter this month’s world championship coracle race in Shropshire to raise money for charity. Places are still available for the event to be held on the River Severn in Shrewsbury on the afternoon of Friday, September 16, to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support - but entries must be in by September 7. Macmillan’s fundraising manager Helen Knight said there had...
29 Mar 2016
The River Severn in Shrewsbury will be filled with the thrills and spills of world championship coracle racing later this year as a major charity event makes a welcome return. The Macmillan World Championship Coracle Race, sponsored by JT Hughes Hyundai, will take place on the afternoon of Friday September 16 - and teams are being urged to sign up as soon as possible. The event see teams of four...
03 Feb 2016
A former policeman who plans to swim, bike and run more than 140 gruelling miles in less than 20 hours to raise money for people living with cancer has kickstarted his training plan thanks to the help of a Shropshire chiropractor. Matthew McCann will take part in the Ironman Wales triathlon event on September 18 in Tenby to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support. The 35-year-old from Childs...
20 Oct 2015
Delighted organisers of the Coracle World Championships in Shrewsbury say the event has raised more than £20,000 for people affected by cancer in Shropshire - and a date has already been set for its return next year. Teams from a variety of businesses and organisations took part in the relay race across the River Severn in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support, and the day was a great success. Now...
22 Sep 2015
Is this Shropshire’s most unbreakable man? A team leader at a hotel in Telford has survived a plane crash, being run over by a car, cancer and 32 heart attacks – before having a quadruple bypass. Martin Vickers, of Dawley, who works at The Buckatree Hall Hotel in Wellington, has been cancer free for six years and had major heart surgery three years ago. He has now started fundraising for...
09 Sep 2015
Organisers of a major charity event on the River Severn in Shrewsbury are encouraging as many people as possible to come along. The Shrewsbury Coracle World Championships take place on Friday (September 11) in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support, when the river will be teeming with plucky rowers racing each other in traditional coracle boats. A total of 36 teams have entered the race, and people are...
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