|Добавлено: Вт Янв 09, 2018 6:59 am Заголовок сообщения: Marathon marvel Gary McKee handed freedom of Copeland
|jersey china shop Marathon man Gary McKee has become the first person in the 21st century to be handed the freedom of Copeland.
Cleator Moor's record breaking runner was presented the award by Copeland mayor Mike Starkie for his "remarkable" fundraising achievements.
Gary ran 100 marathons in 100 days to collect over 100,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support earlier this year, Jerseys Wholesale: MLB Baseball Shirts, Caps, Jerseys Cheap China taking his total money raised for the charity to over 300,000.
"Although I've known about the award for quite a while, it still feels unreal to be recognised by the council," said Gary. "It means everything to me.
nba throwback basketball jerseys wholesale "I'm humbled to be seen through the eyes of others as inspirational and a driver for change.
"But the really remarkable part is the money that people have donated, and the support they have offered me. That's the inspirational story."
He was handed a gold inscribed Freedom of the Borough badge by the mayor.
Mr Starkie said: "I can't speak highly enough of Gary McKee wholesale nfl jerseys his achievements have been absolutely remarkable and truly inspiring.
"The money and awareness he has raised will make an enormous difference Wholesale nhl Jerseys authentic to the people of this area, and he has brought positive national and international Tom Brady Jersey coverage to Cleator Moor and Copeland."
china personalized jerseys mlb Gary began supporting Macmillan when his father, Victor, was diagnosed with cancer in 1997, and started a series of national and international endurance challenges.
His efforts have included a cycle ride through Brazil, a climb to the top of Kilimanjaro, a trek of the Abel Tasman in New Zealand and a run from Land's End to John o'Groats. He has also ran the Coast 2 Coast and completed the Cumbrian nine times, and holds assemblies in schools to spread awareness of Macmillan's work.
Sue McDonald, fundraising manager for the charity, said: "The challenges Gary has set himself over the last 14 years have been nothing short of amazing. Gary, who is such a humble, unassuming, family guy, has put Copeland firmly on the map.
"He has brought the whole community together and inspired others to be the best they can be. Where Gary leads, others want to follow.
"I can't think of a worthier recipient of the accolade being bestowed on him today; it is testament to everything Gary has done in, and for, his local area. Everyone from Macmillan Cancer Support is so very proud of Gary and what he has achieved."
The Sellafield worker was also named Macmillan's national volunteer of the year in 2012, and carried the Olympic torch through Whitehaven in the same year. Earlier this month, he was named the fundraiser of the year at the inaugural North West Charity Awards.
Gary McKeating, head of community relations for Sellafield Ltd, said: "We're immensely proud of Gary. He is a tremendous ambassador for Sellafield Ltd Cheap Jerseys | Wholesale NFL Jerseys Site and for West Cumbria.
"The scale of his achievements over 20 years of fundraising is breathtaking. It's almost impossible to do justice in words to his determination, dedication and selflessness."