Doctor raises £4,300 for pancreatic cancer research

Will Mackean with his London Marathon medal. (s)
Will Mackean with his London Marathon medal. (s)

Castle Medical Group GP Dr Will Mackean has wracked up more than £4,300 for Pancreatic cancer research after his initial fundraising efforts, which he kicked off by running the Virgin Money London Marathon.

Will (50) had his first taste of marathon running when he took part in the Liverpool Marathon in 2011, running alongside his four brothers and sisters.

They ran that day in memory of their father, Dr Bill Mackean, who was himself a keen marathon runner.

This time, Will was inspired to get his trainers back on to run in memory of his close friend Dr Mike Barsby, a fellow GP who died of Pancreatic Cancer back in November 2013.

He said: “It’s taken a while but all donations are finally in and the total raised was a staggering £4,300.

“I have been overwhelmed by people’s generosity, so I would like to say a massive thank you to all who donated. Friends, patients and local businesses have all been so generous.

“The race itself was a great experience with incredible support all the way along the route.

“It was a great experience and I definitely want to run it again for an excellent charity – I send my best wishes to all locally who will be running it in 2016.”

Any further donations can be handed into reception at The Castle Medical Group, Clitheroe Health Centre, Clitheroe, BB7 2JG.