Abbie, Fundraising Volunteer ManagerPublished: 8 Feb 2021
Hi, my name is Abbie. I’m the Fundraising Volunteer Manager for the Midlands, and I ran the Virgin Money London Marathon raising money for Macmillan in 2019.
I started working at Macmillan in Spring 2018, then the ballot for the 2019 London Marathon opened the very next week. I put my name in for the ballot and was delighted to find out in October that I’d managed to secure a place.
I immediately knew I wanted to run for Macmillan, and what a great decision that turned out to be. Everyone always says there’s nothing quite like the atmosphere at the London Marathon, and they’re right!
On Marathon Day, instead of focussing on the finish line, my plan was to think about getting to the next Macmillan cheer point. Arriving at each cheer point, which were packed with enthusiastic volunteers, was like having multiple mini finish lines and really spurred me on.