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For the first time Macmillan Cancer Support Volunteer of the Year is from the north of England Macmillan Cancer Support has named its volunteer of the year 2012. Gary McKee from Cleator Moor is the recipient of the most prestigious award the charity has to offer. During the past decade, Gary has raised many thousands of pounds to help improve the lives of cancer patients & their families.
Gary, 43, is a very humble, unassuming, family man who has pushed himself to the limit on many occasions to raise money for a charity very close to his heart. Following the death of his father, he has cycled in Brazil, trekked in New Zealand, walked over fire, and many other amazing feats. Last year saw Gary run from Lands End to John O’Groats – he completed the equivalent of 33 marathons in 27 days and so far in 2012 he has run the coast to coast route in 24 hours. Because of his efforts for Macmillan, Gary was lucky enough to carry the Olympic Torch through Whitehaven and has since been inspiring hundreds of school children in his local area.
It was very fitting that Gary was presented with the award at the Olympic Men’s Handball Final by Macmillan Trustee, Sue Kirk