Phumzile Sikakana talks about ApconiX’s fundraising for 2019 and looks forward to 2020.

“ApconiX have had an absolutely fantastic 6 months of fundraising for Macmillan Cancer Support. Our grand total is an amazing £2000! I’d personally like to say a massive thank you to everyone that has supported us, and I hope you’ve had as much fun at our fundraising events as we did. I’d also like to add a special thanks for the contribution from the ApconiX directors.


Phum and medals

I started off by running 3 half marathons in 6 weeks, having never run one before which was an experience.

Then we had our amazingly successful Macmillan Coffee Morning that we hosted with the Alderley Park team which raised over £400. I’m sure everyone on site is excited to eat more treats baked by our star baker’s Julie and Ian from “The Alderley Park Bake Off” later this year.


In October, Andy from Bioscript, was thrilled to take home 199 Lindt Lindor chocolates after guessing the correct number of sweets in the jar. Angie from Sodexo was our lucky winner of the enormous teddy bear raffle. Another Andy from the Alderley Park team walked away with our festive Hamper full of goodies to enjoy over Christmas!

For 2020 ApconiX will be supporting our new charity of year, The Joshua Tree. The Joshua Tree is a local charity which supports families across the North West and North Wales with the life changing experience of childhood cancers. Every family’s experience with childhood cancer is different and their needs are unique. So, they work with families and schools to provide support that is tailored to their journey.

“The giraffe is a representation of the child symbolising a silent creature with no voice and reflects the child affected by cancer as not having a say in what is happening to them. Symbolically the tree represents the different services of physical, psychological and emotional support offered by our Family Support Team via the branches reaching out to the giraffe. The roots of the tree represent where the charity was established, in Northwich and the community that has been so dedicated in supporting the success of the charity to make it what it is today.”*

Choosing a charity is a difficult thing to do but there are few of us who have not been touched by cancer in one way or another. The vital work the charity does in the North West and Wales for families who have nowhere else to turn, compelled us to support The Joshua Tree – we are all really excited to partner with them for the next year of fundraising.

I’m so proud of all we have done and what we have achieved this year to help such a brilliant charity. Stay tuned for our 2020 fundraising activities (especially if your name is Andy – they seem to be extra lucky!). We will be having an Easter bake sale, spring plant sale and summer hamper all coming to Alderley Park over the coming months”.

To keep up to date with our fundraising activities, see how much money we’ve raised so far or and to donate please visit

To find out more about the charity visit

*Taken from the Joshua Tree website.