Claire Cullen is the regional manager for Cancer Research in London. She supports local charity events with advice, encouragement and absolute commitment. Huge thanks to Claire and her team of Cancer Research UK volunteers for helping to build the outdoor court and for all the support!
Being a part of the GG3x3
As a representative of Cancer Research UK, we were so proud to have supported the amazing GG3x3 basketball tournament.
From the beginning to event day it was clear to see how motivated, determined and passionate Martin and the team were about the cause and honouring his friend George’s memory by bringing a community together while racing vital funds for research.
And they absolutely smashed it!
A GG3x3 DAY IN THE LIFE OF:
A CHARITY REPRESENTATIVE AND VOLUNTEER
Before and during the tournament
Throughout the lead up Martin was all over social media which involved and engaged so many more people to unite the community. Some of my favourite posts were when he was travelling and sending images of random hoops in the craziest places, across different countries, which to me showed the universal appeal of this game and links in with the fact that while Cancer Research UK are a UK based charity, we share our research worldwide.
Despite the challenges they faced (especially on the day when the venue fell through) - the event was well organised with all hands on deck to make sure the process was slick and everyone went away having had a great experience.
We had a great time! The atmosphere was incredible, the sun was out, everyone joined together to engage in a sport they love in memory of a good friend and unite against cancer.
What we're doing at Cancer Research UK
At Cancer Research UK, our vision is to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured. In the 1970s, less than a quarter of people with cancer survived. But over the last 40 years, survival has doubled – today half will survive. Our ambition is to accelerate progress and see three-quarters of people surviving the disease within the next 20 years. We don’t receive any Government funding, so couldn’t achieve what we do without amazingly driven, creative, inspiring supporters like Martin.
Can't wait to see what's next
With everyone’s support, GG3X3 has the potential to grow and grow and save even more lives. It was a very special day. A massive thank you and keep up the awesome work!
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