Inspirational couple raise money for cancer research using QR

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A fundraising couple who are trekking across the Great Wall of China have today revealed that they will be using QR Codes for the public to scan to donate via their smartphone. The inspirational journey will also be sponsored by QR Pal, a newly launched QR code scanner.

Dave Brown and Julie Atherton will be trekking nearly 60 km, across dangerous mountain terrain in a bid to raise £10,000 for North West Cancer Research Fund (NWCRF), a charity that provides grants to support fundamental research in the North West of England and Wales into the causes of cancer and how it spreads.

The couple, sponsored by QR Pal, will don sponsored t-shirts and banners during their 9-day trek displaying a unique QR code, which when scanned by members of the public, will direct them to the couple’s JustGiving mobile page where they can donate directly via their smartphone.

QR Pal decided to sponsor the inspirational couple after hearing about their amazing journey from Dave’s son, who works for QR Pal’s parent company, EMS Internet.

The couple, who plan to marry next year, met in the in 2010 whilst Dave was training to climb Mount Kilimanjaro in aid of a local hospice which cared for his wife who sadly passed away of breast cancer. Julie was also training for fundraising after being diagnosed with breast cancer in 2004. Following a double mastectomy and several rounds of chemotherapy and radiotherapy was told it was incurable.

Dave Brown said: “Julie’s cancer is not curable and what we are doing is raising money for the next generation. Cancer doesn’t have to mean doom and gloom it can mean doing something positive to help others and appreciate the time you have. We don’t know what’s going to happen in the future but we’re doing this and going to continue to raise money so future generations have a better chance.”

To donate visit:* qrp.al/gd*

North West Cancer Research Fund provides grants to support fundamental research in the North West of England and Wales into the causes of cancer and how it spreads. Alongside being one of the oldest independent charities in the North West, the North West Cancer Research Fund is also one of the most cost effective charities, with almost 90p from every £1 going directly into research.

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