RTC Team complete National Three Peaks for Maggie’s
26th Jun 2023
A team at RTC North swapped supporting businesses for hiking sticks as they took on the national Three Peaks Challenge.
CEO Jamie Ollivere alongside 18 employees and support crew from across the three offices scaled the mountains to raise money and awareness for Maggie’s charity.
Maggie Keswick Jencks used her own experience of having cancer to create a new type of cancer care. The first Maggie’s opened in Edinburgh in 1996 and there is now a network of centres across the UK and abroad.
RTC colleague Mike Skinner was first diagnosed with cancer in August 2022. Mike and his wife Maria, called upon long-term friend and Cancer Support Specialist Debbie De Jonge for reassurance and support when he was first diagnosed. Based at the Maggie’s Wirral Centre, Debbie was there to help explain things to Mike and Maria, giving them insight and forewarning of what to expect from certain treatments.
Likewise In 2022, Jamie’s wife, Anne-Marie Ollivere, entered Maggie’s Newcastle when she was rocked by an aggressive breast cancer diagnosis in 2022, the week after losing her father to a rare form of leukemia. Jamie said:
“Cancer will touch most people's lives at some point. At Maggie’s, you can get the facts and reassurance to move on with your life. It doesn’t have to define you and in fact, can give you an even more positive outlook.
“Thanks so much to Mike and Anne-Marie for sharing their story and to everyone who has been involved. Everyone put the team first and that attitude made it a success. We’ve still got the Great North Run to do but the team are already planning something very different for next year. Watch this space.”
So far the team has raised over £6,500 for Maggie’s but they aren't stopping there and are already planning to don their running shoes in this year's Great North Run for the cause.
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