Blog / February 4th, 2019

The Macmillan Challenge

Monday 4 February 2019, is World Cancer Day and the perfect opportunity for us to share a new region partnership with you. We’re delighted to announce that we will be  officially launching our Macmillan Challenge on 2 April 2019.  Region have highlighted 3 key badge challenges for units to complete across 2019 and there are an additional 3 badges for units to achieve if they have the capacity.

The first challenge we launch in April will focus on units taking action and organising fundraising activities to see how many Macmillan nursing hours we can fund collectively – it costs £28 to fund a Macmillan nurse for one hour. Did you know if every member of Girlguiding Anglia raised just £1 we would have enough to fund over 2,500 Macmillan Nursing hours – a great target for us to aspire to over the year.

As we move through the year there’ll be a challenge focused on community spirit and participating in The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning. The final challenge towards the end of the year will be centred around raising awareness and units contributing to care packages  for cancer patients in the run up to Christmas.

Our Region Chief Commissioner, Tracy Foster, said about our partnership, “we are delighted  to announce our partnership with this wonderful charity. Unfortunately cancer affects so many of us, our families and friends and I’m pleased we can encourage our members to take action, raise awareness and hopefully raise some vital funds through our challenges and activities throughout the coming year.”

We hope our members will enjoy the challenges and activities we’re putting together and take action with us to support this fantastic charity.