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News story about Gary Jackson fundraising £4000 at a charity walk for R Charity.
Gary Jackson’s Crosby walk raises over £4,000 for R Charity
A Crosby resident has raised over £4,000 for a Liverpool charity to mark two years since being given the all clear from cancer.
52-year-old Gary Jackson walked eight miles from his home in Crosby to the Royal Liverpool University Hospital to raise funds for R Charity and their £10million appeal.
Gary was joined by his wife Michelle and raised £4,336, smashing his original target of £2,000.
The money raised will go towards equipment and services to provide patients in the in new Royal with the best treatment available in a comfortable environment.
Gary was diagnosed with stage IV non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2013. He underwent six cycles of daily chemotherapy and took part in an innovative clinical trial as part of his programme, followed by three weeks of radiotherapy at Clatterbridge.
After a lengthy battle, the former depot manager was given the news in 2014 he was cancer free.
He said: “I wanted to give something back to the people who helped me during my treatment.
“I could not thank everyone connected to the hospital enough for everything that they have done for both myself and my family during the last couple of years.
“I wasn't sure back in the days of diagnosis that this walk would have been possible for me to do.
“Thanks to all the care and support I was given, I’m here and I wanted to do something to help other people in a situation similar to myself.”
Aimee Clare, senior community fundraiser for R Charity said, “Gary is a great guy and has been very supportive of R Charity since he was given the all-clear from cancer.
“We are so proud of Gary for his dedication to raising this amazing amount for R Charity.
“We are always looking for local people to help us reach our £10million target and we would like to thank Gary for dedicating his time to fundraising for us.
“The money he has raised will go towards providing people with treatment and added comfort in the new Royal.”
You can support Gary with his fundraising at: www.justgiving.com/Gary-Jackson6.
If you would like to take part in fundraising of your own, please email firstname.lastname@example.org; or call 0151 706 3153 for more information
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