Daniel’s Light nears quarter of a million pounds – August 2013

Daniel’s Light, the Whaley Bridge-based charity raising money to fight leukaemia, moves on to nearly quarter of a million pounds, donated to the Christie Hospital in the last 18 years.

Joyce and John Shacklock, from Furness Vale, set up the charity in memory of their son Daniel, a victim of leukaemia at the age of 20.  They handed over the latest cheque for £7,000 to Christie community officer Jacky Plant, bringing the grand total to £219,000.

July 2013

The latest sum was raised from many coffee mornings and efforts by volunteers, and included £1,000 from this year’s charity blockbuster, the Mellor March,  and £801 from a marathon run by one of Joyce’s near neighbours, Raj  Mahardjan.  He may only be about eight stone, but Raj – willed on by his wife Caroline – ran the 26 miles of the Greater Manchester Marathon 2013 in 3hr 39min 22sec, a personal best.  Raj, 46, a member of the Goyt Valley Striders, is a valet porter at the Midland Hotel in Manchester.  He was sponsored by the famous hotel, and supported by many staff there.

Jacky Plant, accepting the cheque, said:  “They are wonderful people here, with big hearts.”  And turning to Raj, she said:  “That was a great contribution.”

SOURCE – http://www.whaleybridge.com/2013/08/daniels-light-nears-quarter-of-a-million-pounds/