50 year old Iain Macmillan who is also known affectionately as Ting Tong was diagnosed with bowel cancer in 2020.
After undergoing several rounds of treatment, the father of two is now receiving palliative care from Dougie Mac Hospice in Blurton.
A committed supporter of the hospice, Iain, raised more than £10,000 through a fishing event last year. Following his prognosis, Iain has asked his friends to continue to fundraise on his behalf in thanks for the care and support he has received from Dougie Mac.
The professional angler, born and bred in Stoke-on-Trent raised more than £20,000 of his £50,000 target in less than 72 hours thanks to donations from family and friends in the angling community.
Iain’s family and friends are also planning further fundraising opportunities including auctions, raffles and fishing events and experiences in the hope of raising additional funds in Iain’s memory.
Close friends of Iain; Andy, Ashley and Dave recently visited Iain at the hospice and said:
“The battles Iain has faced over the last 18 months has been nothing short of courageous and admirable. We saw first-hand the amazing care being given to Iain and others in the hospice. This was so comforting to us to see that he is in the most amazing hands. Without donations this kind of facility would be unavailable, so please dig deep and help Iain and others in the community continue to access to their services.”
Head of Lottery and Fundraising at Dougie Mac, Donna Adams commented:
“It is testament to Iain’s selfless character that despite the challenges he is currently facing, he has continued to support the hospice. We are overwhelmed by the outpouring of support and kindness from individuals across the country who have donated to Iain’s fundraising. We are all thinking about Iain, his family and friends at this time.”