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84 year old hits £1M target for Macmillan

Words by Abi Scaife

The Man With The Pram has reached his fundraising goal of £1 million for Macmillan Cancer Support.

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Smiley News has covered John Burkhill before, but this news deserves its own story!

Affectionately known around his hometown of Sheffield as ‘The Man With The Pram’, 84-year-old John Burkhill, has reached his goal of raising £1 million for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Why does he do it?

Since 2007, John has been raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support, in memory of his wife and daughter. With his green pram, bright green wig and foam finger, he is a well known figure in Sheffield, and at various marathons and events he attends to raise money for Macmillan.

We’re so chuffed for John that he finally met his goal, and his money is going to such a brilliant cause!

If you want to help John surpass his goal of £1 million for Macmillan, you can do so by donating to his JustGiving page. If you want to give back to Macmillan by doing your own fundraiser or volunteering, you can find out more on their website.

Charity check-in 

At Smiley Movement, we like to elevate the work of charities across the world. Here are three charities whose causes align with the themes in this article.

Macmillan Cancer Support. They provide specialist health care, information and financial support to people affected by cancer. Learn more here.

Cancer Research UK. This charity provides information for anyone affected by any kind of cancer. Support them here.

Maggie’s. Offers free practical, emotional and social support to people with cancer and the people important to them. Find out more here.

This article aligns with the UN SDG Partnership for the Goals.

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