Charity trustee's challenging fundraiser

Thursday, 15th June 2017 | General | 0 comments

North West Cancer Research trustee Mark Haig will spend two days and one night in the Irish Wilderness as he takes part in Heart North Wales Challenge the Wild next weekend.


Mark, 57 from Mawdesley, will take on the challenge support the charity which funds life-saving cancer research across the North West.

Having been diagnosed with cancer himself in 2012 and after undergoing successful treatment in 2013, Mark understands the vital role that research must play in the fight against cancer.

On Friday June 23rd, Mark will join nine join nine other fundraisers and Heart North Wales presenters Oli Kemp and Rachael Howarth in Killarney, County Kerry.

Corporate donations funding charity challenge

So far Mark has raised £1,175 through his Just Giving Page and donations from local businesses including Advance Accountancy Southport, Bespoke Healthcare and Greater Lancashire Hospital, Merlin Cycles and SIB Insurance.

He hopes other businesses see the benefit in supporting the work of North West Cancer Research and help make a difference to many lives.

Trustee for North West Cancer Research, Mark Haig said: “I’m genuinely looking forward to the challenges and obstacles which will be thrown our way at the end of the month. I’m regular cyclist, so I’m fairly fit on two wheels, but we’ll see how I cope with wild rapids and jumping off a cliff.

“I am personally and professionally involved with North West Cancer Research in my role as trustee. I am proud to support a charity that can directly impact on the health and quality of life of individuals and the communities it serves.

“Having had cancer, I know too well the life-changing effect it can have on you and your loved ones. I was lucky enough to receive treatment that has led to a very positive outcome, but this is not always the case for everyone.

“The more money we raise for cancer research, the more advances we can make when it comes to cancer diagnosis and treatment.”

To support Mark, you can donate to Team Rachael via Just Giving or you can donate £3 by texting NWCW47 £3 to 70070.

If you are a business which would like to find out more about sponsoring Mark you can contact NWCR on 0151 709 2919.

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