The Mac100 charity cycle challenge, sponsored by Jacksons, has so far raised £24,200 far for islanders living with cancer.
Jacksons sponsored the Mac100 for the third year running, a 100k which saw 261 riders set off from St Clement’s parish hall and pedal their way around Jersey on Sunday 20 th August, in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support Jersey.
Local dad Ricky Marques who has been diagnosed with terminal cancer was amongst those who took on the challenge and single-handedly raised an incredible £7,550 in sponsorship.
This year’s event has raised enough to fund ‘The Oasis’ for six months. Macmillan’s cancer support centre provides emotional, practical and well-being support free of charge for anyone affected by cancer.
Cyclists had the option of using any bike they liked, as long as it wasn’t a fixed wheel, track bike or monocycle to cycle the tough route which involved 1,000m of climbing!
The team at Jacksons made sure everyone stayed hydrated, manning water stops and handing out a Jacksons water bottle whilst the charity’s volunteers were on hand to provide some snacks to fuel them on their way.
Commenting on the event, Andrew Searle, General Manager at Jacksons said: “We were delighted to be a part of the Mac100 for the third year running and to be supporting this fantastic local charity which provides such vital support and wellbeing services for those with cancer, their family and friends.
“We look forward to another great pedal power event next year!”
Steph Gibaut, CEO for Macmillan Jersey said: “We are thrilled to receive support from Jacksons once again this year. The Mac100 initiative has consistently grown stronger and their partnership, along with the remarkable participants has had a significant impact on our local charity and community. We extend our heartfelt gratitude.”