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John, 75, pushes towards £1m goal

John Burkhill with a special award from Macmillan's Rob Turner.

John Burkhill with a special award from Macmillan's Rob Turner.

Sheffield’s ‘Man with the Pram’, John Burkhill, was presented with a special award by Macmillan Cancer Support on his 75th birthday in recognition of him raising £250,000 so far.

For 20 years, John has pushed his trademark pram around the streets in all weathers, wearing a green wig and waving a giant foam hand.

He was the latest sole volunteer to receive the Douglas Macmillan Award – named after the charity’s founder.

“I will get to £1m, no question about it,” said John, who lost his wife, June, to cancer, followed by daughter Karen a year later.

 

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