Swansea Building Society pledges fifth year of support to Gower Macmarathon

Swansea Building Society is supporting Macmillan Cancer Support’s Gower Macmarathon for a fifth consecutive year, to continue to help raise money for the charity’s specialist cancer services.

The 2019 Gower Macmarathon, which will see walkers enjoying Gower’s picturesque coastline, takes place on Saturday 14 September. Headline sponsors Swansea Building Society will be welcoming people to join over 1000 walkers to complete the 22-mile Gower route to raise funds for Macmillan.

Last year, the event raised £184,000. Over the past four years of Swansea Building Society sponsoring the event, the Gower Macmarathon has so far raised over £752,000. In addition to the support the Society provides to the Gower Macmarathon, it also donates a pound to the charity for every vote it gets at its Annual General Meeting (AGM), which this year was £1,700.

This year’s Gower Macmarathon marks the 22nd instalment of the event. A team from Swansea Building Society will once again participate in the 22 mile walk from Rhossili to Mumbles Cricket Club and will be led by the Society’s Chief Executive, Alun Williams.

Walkers taking part in the 2019 event also have the option to complete a 14 mile walk or a 2.5 mile walk around the Gower peninsula. The 14 mile option takes walkers from Port Eynon to Mumbles Cricket Club, and the 2.5 mile journey takes walkers from Caswell Bay to Mumbles.

Alun Williams, Chief Executive of Swansea Building Society, said:

“We are proud to have been headline sponsors of the Gower Macmarathon for five consecutive years, which shows our dedication to an event that enjoys the beauty of Gower, whilst raising money for the vital work that MacMillan does to provide care and support to those affected by cancer.

“A team from Swansea Building Society including myself will again join walkers to complete the route. Joining the local community and supporting each other along the way is a wonderful thing to be a part of.

“We look forward to another enjoyable day with all those involved in the walk and hope we can raise even more money this year for Macmillan.”

Sue Reece, South West Wales fundraising manager for Macmillan Cancer Support, added:

“A huge thank you to Swansea Building Society for their invaluable continued support over the past five years, enabling us to raise awareness and vital funds for people living with cancer in the local community. We’re looking forward to cheering their team on the day.”