Macmillan Cancer Support’s annual Tug of War

On Tuesday 16 May 2017 the great and good of the capital will come together for a favourite fixture of London’s social calendar – Macmillan Cancer Support’s legendary annual Tug of War event.

addsMacmillan-TOW-Edit-216 25Raising vital money to help Macmillan continue to provide emotional, financial, medical and practical support to people affected by cancer, the evening will be compered by political broadcaster John Pienaar and see a total of nine matches between rival city firms, public service teams and event sponsors.

Taking place in the picturesque Westminster College Gardens, the Tug matches will also be accompanied by a drinks and canapé reception, a standing supper and a silent auction.

Due to the imminent general election parliamentary teams will not be competing this year, but an award will be given to the winning team of ladies in memory of Jo Cox MP. Jo was an incredibly valued supporter of Macmillan and she took part in the event last year shortly before her death.


Commenting on the award, Brendan Cox, husband of the late Jo Cox MP said: “Jo was a long-term supporter of Macmillan, and took a particular interest in the charity’s work in tackling loneliness. An award in her memory at this year’s tug of war is a wonderful tribute to her support of Macmillan’s important work helping people affected by cancer.”

Since the inaugural event in 1987, Macmillan’s Tug of War has raised over £3million. Sponsors this year include Associated British Ports, BAE Systems and Marks and Spencer.

For further information on Macmillan’s Tug of War event or to purchase tickets and attend, please visit

Macmillan Cancer Support is supporting The Great Get Together on 17-18 June, a national celebration in Jo Cox’s memory of what we have in common.

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