On the 5th July the NHS will turn 72, and although we cannot celebrate as we usually would, we want to invite you to take part in our 7.2 Challenge instead.

We were inspired by the 2.6 Challenge launched in April and would like you to help celebrate the NHS' 72nd Birthday by joining our latest fundraising event.

Your challenge can be anything related to 7.2 or 72. Whether it be a 7.2km run, a 72km cycle if you're feeling energetic or putting on some music and dancing for 72 minutes, it's up to you!

Here are some of our ideas, but feel free to get as creative as you like:

  • Do 72 push ups 
  • Take your dog for a 72 minute walk
  • Jump 72 times on a trampoline
  • Do 72 star jumps
  • Have a 72 hour silence
  • Bake 72 cookies and deliver them to friends and family
  • Climb the stairs 72 times

All money raised from the 7.2 Challenge will go towards supporting Cancer Services across the Trust, including Mount Vernon Cancer Centre, Lynda Jackson Macmillan Centre & Lister Macmillan Cancer Centre.

If you would like to get involved with the 7.2 Challenge please register your interest below.

How your money helps:

Mount Vernon Cancer Centre (MVCC) is a highly specialised cancer centre providing Chemotherapy and Radiotherapy treatment plus information and support at the Lynda Jackson Macmillan Centre. Everything we fundraise for at the MVCC goes towards giving our patients and their loved ones, a better experience whilst in our care.

With our donors support we are able to help in the following ways:

  • Purchase specialist medical equipment and resources
  • Fund services at the Lynda Jackson Macmillan Centre, a drop in centre providing information and support to people affected by cancer
  • Provide funding to our staff to undertake leading edge research
  • Deliver refurbishments projects to enhance patient and visitor areas and experience
  • Fund volunteer led initiatives which enhance the care for our patients and their families.

The Lister Macmillan Cancer Centre treats over 10,000 cancer patients from the local area every year. The centre provides double the chemotherapy capacity of the Lister's previous unit along with a dedicated information and support centre for patients and families and two gardens for patients to relax in.

With our donors support we are able to help in the following ways:

  • Fund specialist equipment
  • Invest in staff training opportunities
  • Provide additional patient support services
  • ​Maintain the two LMCC relaxation gardens

Booking for this event has now closed.