West Norfolk fundraiser eyes £100,000 Macmillan charity goal

photo of Gary Quinlan presenting Macmillan Cancer Support with a cheque for ?6750.'Gary together with his friends Peter Davis,Rob Clinch, Alex Oughton and Jerry Keeble cycled the 100 mile coastal route from Lowestoft to Kings Lynn. This raises Garys fundraising for Macmillan to ?92,000 over the last 16 years'Gary phone number is 07801613415 and mine 675407 ANL-150601-113141001
photo of Gary Quinlan presenting Macmillan Cancer Support with a cheque for ?6750.'Gary together with his friends Peter Davis,Rob Clinch, Alex Oughton and Jerry Keeble cycled the 100 mile coastal route from Lowestoft to Kings Lynn. This raises Garys fundraising for Macmillan to ?92,000 over the last 16 years'Gary phone number is 07801613415 and mine 675407 ANL-150601-113141001
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A fundraiser is hoping to break through the £100,000 barrier in 2015 after handing over the proceeds of his latest charity endeavour.

Gary Quinlan, together with fellow riders Rob Clinch, Alex Oughton and Jerry Keeble plus supporter Peter Davis, raised £6,750 for Macmillan Cancer Support when they completed a 100 mile cycle ride from Lowestoft to Lynn in October.

The effort took the total Mr Quinlan has raised for the charity to £92,000 since he began fundraising.

Although no plans have yet been finalised, he does intend to add to that figure during 2015, probably through another cycling challenge.

He said: “I’ve got a few more people I hope to rope in this year.

“It would be great if we could get to £100,000.”

Mr Quinlan, 48, first started raising money for Macmillan 16 years ago, carrying on from the work done by his late father, John.

“I lost both my parents through cancer. I lost my mum when I was 25 and my dad when I was 32.

“He started fundraising so, when he died, I carried on.”

Mr Quinlan, branch manager of Hayley East Anglia on Lynn’s Hardwick Industrial Estate, also paid tribute to his colleagues for their backing.

“They’re very good. They always support me every year.”

Howard Moore, chairman of Macmillan’s Lynn branch, said Mr Quinlan had made a “remarkable” contribution to the charity.

He also helps with collections and supports other fundraising events.

Mr Moore said: “It’s a fantastic effort that he has maintained over the years. He’s just a very good supporter.”

n A collection will be held for Macmillan at Lynn’s Marks and Spencer store today and tomorrow.