Labour’s Tony tops the poll raising £2,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support
Labour’s prospective parliamentary candidate is the number one fundraiser in Hertfordshire for MacMillan Cancer Support’s Go Sober for October campaign.
Tony Breslin, who will take on Mike Penning in next year’s general election, raised over £2,000 for cancer research by giving up booze for October, coming number one in Herts and twenty ninth across the UK.
The Go Sober for October campaign is a national fundraising initiative, organised by Macmillan. Over 100,000 took part asking friends and family to sponsor them to go teetotal for the month. £2.9m was raised across the UK in just thirty one days.
Tony Breslin said:
Every pound raised for Macmillan through Go Sober for October will directly impact on those who are battling cancer. Go Sober is a fantastic initiative that I’m proud to have been part of – 100,000 people raising the better part of £3m in the space of a single month, all achieved by not having a drink during October.
Of course it’s great to finish as Hertfordshire’s No.1 but that’s entirely down to the generosity of those who have supported me. I look forward to taking part again next year and, if I’m elected as Hemel’s MP in May’s General Election, I’ll be asking parliamentarians from all parties to support me.
Tony reached the £2,000 figure before the end of October and donations were still coming in during early November. It's not too late to donate at https://gosober.org.uk/profile/tonybreslin.