Gary McKee, a Sellafield worker who is currently running a staggering 100 marathons in 100 days to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support, has taken the time to honour his role as a committee member of the Stronger Together cancer support group.
At their most recent meeting the group celebrated his phenomenal efforts as he edges ever closer to his 100th marathon target.
Vic Carlill, Employee Relations Director, said:
The Stronger Together group was founded by late employee Ged Blaney and provides valuable support and information to any present or past Sellafield Ltd employee and their family or carer who are affected by cancer. Sellafield Ltd sponsors the group both financially and, more importantly, by giving people time to attend to get the support that is needed.
The group works in partnership with various groups including Macmillan Cancer Support.
Gary, a plant operations controller in Operations has been on the Stronger Together committee for 18 months and was asked to get involved due to him being a long-term volunteer for Macmillan.
I have just ran my 89th marathon, I’m feeling pretty strong and I’m just taking it one day at a time. I am really grateful to everyone who has sponsored me so far, including lots of colleagues from Sellafield, and all the businesses that have got behind me by sponsoring my running vests and supporting me.
So far I have managed to raise £37,500 and I would love to reach my target of £50,000 for such a worthy cause that helps such a lot of people.
The 100th (and final) run will be the London Marathon on 23 April. Ged Blaney’s children Rachael and Luke will also be running the London Marathon for cancer research in memory of their dad.