Southport Marathon Walk for Myeloma Charity raises £3000 August 17th, 2016 jmr jmr Latest News Shares Comments Photo: Dr Graeme Allan, Macmillan GP and Cancer Lead, Southport and Formby CCG cuts the ribbon to start the walkers off. Southport Marathon Walk for Myeloma Charity raises £3000 Members of the West Lancs and Sefton Myeloma support group held a special fundraising marathon walk on Saturday, August 13th to raise funds for the cancer charity Myeloma UK. 26 walkers each walked one mile along Southport’s Lord Street at intervals between 10am and 1pm on Saturday. The event was started by Dr Graeme Allan, Macmillan GP and Cancer Lead, Southport and Formby CCG. Dr Allan said `Myeloma UK is a fantastic charity and I am pleased to be able to support this local fundraising event.’ Myeloma UK is the only organisation in the UK dealing exclusively with myeloma. It helps myeloma patients live longer and with a better quality of life by accelerating the discovery, development and access to new treatments, while helping patients and their families cope with everything a diagnosis brings. A spokesperson for the group said: The group meets once a month at the Living Well Centre in Southport and is a great opportunity to meet patients, family members and carers in an informal and friendly environment and to learn more about living with myeloma affected which is a cancer of the bone marrow. Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07581350321 Email [email protected] Facebook www.facebook.com/Otsnews-Southport-1575528676012039/ Twitter www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Breaking local news as it happens, searchable archives with photographs, the ability to instantly comment on news articles – there are so many advantages to OTS (Onthespot) News. If you want your news read locally online then send it to [email protected]– relying only on the newspaper is to restrict yourself to an ever reducing audience. Related Comments comments!