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Macmillan needs you To Go The Extra Mile
A Macmillan Mile goes a long way to help care for people living with cancer

Miles the mouse, the colourful mascot of the Macmillan Miles Challenge, 23-30 May 2004, which raises funds for Macmillan Cancer Relief. Participants are sponsored to cover a mile in a challenging way


Take a walk in the park for charity! Annabel Croft, former Wimbledon Junior Champion and TV presenter, is putting out a plea for dog lovers to join in a sponsored mile in the annual Macmillan Miles Challenge supported by npower from 23-30 May.

Stretch yourself to cover a mile in whatever way you choose, and get sponsored for it! It can be as simple as you like - as long as it is a challenge for you. Organise a sponsored dog walk with family and friend’s dogs, or arrange a “Bring Your Dog to Work Day” to help Macmillan Cancer Relief raise money for their vital cancer care services.

Last year saw almost 30,000 people being sponsored to walk, hop or line-dance a mile, some even knitting a mile-long scarf or laying a mile of buttons. Over £600,000 was raised in thousands of event across the UK.

Annabel Croft says, “Taking part in the Macmillan Miles Challenge is so simple. You can do a mile of absolutely anything and get sponsored for it. Most people choose to walk, cycle or swim, but don’t let that stop you doing whatever you want - the only limit is your imagination! So join in, go that extra mile for people living with cancer.”

To join the thousands of people who get sponsored for a Macmillan Mile including details of organised walks in your area, call the hotline on 0845 602 1490 or log on to