PRESS RELEASE (Immediate)
MILE OF COINS CHALLENG RETURNS TO EASTBOURNE FOR THE FOURTH TIME, TO RAISE MONEY FOR CANCER RESEARCH UK.
Relay For Life Eastbourne, Committee Member, Chloe Markwick pictured with Justin Wilks Manager of Natwest Eastbourne. Paying in the thousands of coins generated to our Mile of Coins challenge.
Chloe Markwick has been a fundraiser for Cancer Research UK for many years, and is dedicated in helping to raise funds to stamp out this disease. On 17th June, at All Saints Church, members of the public and teams from Relay For Life Eastbourne came together for 9 hours to lay out donated coins in her “mile of coins” challenge.
Throughout the year, people have put aside their bronze and bought them to the church to be counted. Change, no matter how small, changes life. A remarkable total of £844.13 was raised.
This is the 4th time Chloe has hosted this event and has raised just under £4,000
Chloe came up with the idea for a mile of coins after family members were affected and she wanted to do something tangible. Her uncle who passed away from this disease. He used to save coppers in a jar and it gave Chloe the idea. These coins were laid down first at the first Mile of Coins challenge.
Chloe will be doing this event again next year, so please start saving. You won’t notice it but it will make such a difference.
Chloe is now a committee member and team member for Eastbourne Relay For Life (an event licensed to Cancer Research UK) and is continuing her fundraising with other events, i.e. coffee mornings, quizzes. So far this year her team Purple Thunder Ducks have raised just over £3,000.
Chloe is encouraging people to come along to the Fun Day being held at Eastbourne Sports Park, Cross Levels Way, BN21 2UF on 1 July at 12 noon. The highlights of this day include cancer survivors doing a first lap of honour, for children, lots of soft play and little kickers football, plus Princess Moana will be singing from 2.10 and will then be available for autographs. For the adults the number one Adele show is on at 4.00 p.m. and we have some fantastic acts lined up. The most moving time of the whole event is the Candle of Hope Ceremony, at dusk where bags have been decorated and dedicated to those who are no longer with us. They are lit with candles and set round the track and dedicated to those who have fought this disease and people currently going through treatment. It is very moving an a reminder why we fundraise.
Janet Geering Voluntary Event Chair said “We are really proud to have Chloe on our committee, her enthusiasm and drive shines through. Survival rates for cancer have increased dramatically. We aim to help Cancer Research UK enable more people to survive. We all have that common goal.
Relay is run soley by volunteers, including all performers and beauty/massage therapists. Make Eastbourne special.