23rd August 2022

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Greg wants to raise as much money as possible for Macmillan Cancer Support

Our Managing Director Greg O’Brien takes part in the Great North Run to raise valuable funds for Macmillan Cancer Support – can you help? 

Our Senior AM Services Group Senior Management Team are certainly busy this summer, demonstrating our company values and making a positive contribution to our communities, as well as keeping super-fit and challenging themselves, through their charity fundraising efforts. 

This time it’s the turn of our Managing Director Greg O’Brien, who will be taking part in the Great North Run on 11th September. Greg is aiming to raise as much money as possible for Macmillan Cancer Support.  

He says: “There are around 3 million people living with cancer in the UK, so every family is touched by cancer at some point in time and at some level. Macmillan is working hard to be there to support everyone affected by cancer, from the moment they’re diagnosed, through treatment and beyond, and the amazing support given by them would not be there if it weren’t for donations.” 

In the annual Great North Run, the world’s biggest and best half marathon – famous for its warm North East welcome and unbeatable atmosphere – 60,000 determined and dedicated runners will be raising millions for good causes.  

This year Greg aims to push himself to beat a personal target : “My last half marathon time was 2:19:23 hours and my target time for the Great North Run 2022 is under two hours.  I am personally pledging to donate £10 for every minute that I take off my previous time and am working hard to break the two hour window! 

“Your support would be most appreciated and any donation you can make is gratefully received.” 

Here’s the link to Greg’s Great North Run fundraising page if you would like to help raise valuable funds for Macmillan Cancer Support: 


Here’s how the money can help make a difference to people living with cancer: 

£14  could provide one session of emotional support to a person living with cancer with a Macmillan Telephone Buddy 

£19  could help a member of the Cancer Information and Support team on the Macmillan Support Line deal with a call or web enquiry 

£32  could pay for a Macmillan nurse for 1 hour, helping people living with cancer and their families receive essential medical, practical and emotional support