Fundraiser has been very lucrative for the organisation
Fundraising events worth millions are being cancelled by Macmillan Cancer Care in a mark of respect for the Queen’s passing.
The official mourning period continues until 19 September, the day of the state funeral, during which the charity is cancelling four walks which are part of its Mighty Hikes’ programme.
Last year Macmillan raised over £12 million from all the Mighty Hikes’ fundraisers and it is estimated that each hike can rake in £1m per event.
King Charles is the cancer charity’s patron.
Claire Rowney, executive director of fundraising at Macmillan, said: “Mighty Hikes is one of our most-loved events, including by all of us at Macmillan, and we know how much time, commitment and hard work goes into training and fundraising for one.
“Cancelling was not a choice we took lightly, and we have shared in the upset and disappointment felt by our supporters in doing so, particularly in such extraordinary circumstances.
“We made this unprecedented decision as a mark of respect for her late majesty the queen and Macmillan’s patron, his majesty King Charles, and to eliminate uncertainty for participants as quickly as possible, including ensuring they could avoid any unnecessary travel and additional costs.”