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Thank You: We Raised Over £20,000 For The Children's Charity Barnardo's!

Mark Gale

Mark Gale



Mac the Bear relives his travels with McCarthy & Stone...

Mac gives us his final thoughts on the relay and life post the event that took up so much of his time...

As I returned to my sun lounger to see several missed calls from Homelife House (McCarthy & Stone Head Office). After 3 weeks of island hopping around the Balearics I had started to erase the memory of my wet and windswept Relay with you all in April and May. In fact, I hear the weather hasn’t improved much since!

My saddle sores have finally healed and my fur has returned to a sun-kissed, golden tan colour, therefore I did have an element of dread as I phoned in to find out what could be so urgent. But it was absolutely fantastic news regarding the total amount of money raised.

I am extremely proud to say that now all the donations are in and counted, including Ali’s trip to Borneo, we have raised £20,002.80 (£18,621.52 + Gift Aid). This is an unbelievable achievement and is double our original target. I know that I have said it before, but thank you all so much for your participation and support. It really has been a great event for the Company.

So that is definitely it for me now, I am switching my phone off as its 30°C here and the San Miguels are going down a treat!

Adios amigos.


For more embarrassing photos of me and the McCarthy & Stone staff who took part head on over to our Facebook Page.


Those who helped raise money for the children's charity Barnardo's

Residents raising money at their McCarthy & Stone development for children's charity Barnardo's

Cyclists raising money for the children's charity Barnardo's

Raising money for children's charity Barnardo's with Mac the Bear

Mac the bear kayaking to raise money for children's charity Barnardo's

Mac the bear ready for bed after raising money for children's charity Barnardo's

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