Altrincham VS Cancer has been named as one of the most successful fundraisers in March by JustGiving – the global online social platform for donating to charity.
Out of 35,941 fundraisers, Altrincham VS Cancer was in the top 3% of fundraisers last month.
The annual fundraiser, which raises money for cancer charity The Christie and is now in it’s fouth year, has managed to raise £2,180 so far this year.
It takes the total raised for The Christie over the past four events to nearly £10,000.
Altrincham VS Cancer was set up in 2014 by Altrincham HQ in collaboration with Pure Gym Altrincham and has become a key event in the Altrincham fundraising calendar.
A total of 28 businesses and community groups take to the treadmills of Pure Gym – each running 5km in the fastest time possible to run a combined 140km.
The event has become a real community affair, as organiser Alex McCann explains: “Each year we have a core of businesses that get involved and want to raise as much money as possible for The Christie whilst working on self-improvement.
“There’s a real competitive edge each year and the health benefits are massive from the practice runs through to the actual event.
“It’s also a chance to welcome new Altrincham businesses to town and get involved in the community.
“So this year we saw Burrito Picante, The Cheshire Tap, Eat Kaizen, Smart Storage NW and Sugar Junction get involved and help us raise money for The Christie”