What an amazing weekend we have had. We took the Climbers Against Cancer stand to the Kendal Mountain festival where we launched the brand new tee shirts which are a collaboration between CAC and 3rd Rock, They will be available on the website soon. We had some hard working volunteers including Jared Waywell and Anna Curtis who were loaned to us from Ellis Brigham on a charity work day. Also Jordan Barnes, Andy Dodd, Georgina Jackson, Jen & Chris Heslop and Lauren Birkbeck were all on hand to help us out.
We made a donation of £25,000.00 to The Christie Research unit in Manchester and we had our Pride of Britain Fundraiser of the year, 8 year old, Edward Mills, there to hand over the cheque helped along by Scottish climbing legend Dave Macloed. While, long time supporter and good friend of John Ellison, Liam Lonsdale presided over events and Marie Toller from The Christie came along to accept the huge cheque, with great coverage courtesy of UK Climbing
This was the final donation of 2018 bringing the total amount we have donated within the year to a rather impressive £100,00.00
People found their way to the stand with the help of the great directional signs that, CAC patrons, Pongoose made for us and Mammut UK gave us lots of lovely fluffy Monty’s to sell with all proceeds coming to the charity. I am being watched by one as I type.
The event is organised and run by Clive Allen and Tim Murray who do an amazing job and are backed up by the hard working event team.
CAC trustee Shana Coxsey spent some time on the stand chatting to people and Tom Randall came along to say hi and pose for some photos in his CAC tee shirt. Lynn Robinson, BMC’s new and first lady president came along for some of the fun.
We spoke to lots of companies and begged and pleaded for some more sponsors so thank you for all your positive responses, we will be in touch!
If I have missed anyone out please accept my apologies but the whole weekend is a whirlwind and we have been overwhelmed by the offers of support, the people who want to fundraise for us, the lovely comments from people about what we do. I feel sure that everyone whom we spoke to could see just how passionate we are about the charity.
We have laughed, we have cried, we have talked too much and eaten too much chocolate.. and we have throughly had a ball!
The weekend has given us many more ideas for where we can go from here. Keep watching folks…. things continue to happen at CAC HQ……….