October Fundraising: Highlighting our community

With spooky season in full effect, we want to share some of the fang-tastic fundraising you have done this October in support of those living with Leukaemia.

Fundraising isn’t just about running a marathon, and our community is a great example of all the amazing ways you can fundraise in support of those suffering with leukaemia. We love seeing you turn your hobbies into a fundraiser, and see all the joy you extend out to the wider community whilst raising awarness about blood cancer. It goes without saying; we are so thankful for anyone who fundraised and volunteered to help spread awareness about the services and support we provide here at Leukaemia Care; take a look below to see what our community got up to this October.

 

Andree’s 30k costal walk

Andree took on a 30k coastal walk in her home country France, and raised £422. She took on this challenge to show support for those who have been affected by leukaemia, as her family have been personally touched by leukaemia and were ever so grateful for the support they received during this tough time.

 

 

Captain’s Charity of Cobtree Manor Golfclub’s Wing Walk

Ozzie Marlow and the rest of his team came together to support Captain Liz from the Captain’s Charity of Cobtree Manor Golfclub, as she took on a wing walk in support of Leukaemia Care which went on to raise an incredible £855.

 

 

Ben Cawley runs the Great North Run in support of mum Bethan

Ben Cawley is an avid runner of the Great North Run and has taken part for the last few years. This October Ben dedicated his participation to raising funds for Leukaemia Care, after his mum Bethan, who was diagnosed with CLL relapsed after being in remission for 6 years. Ben received a lot of support, including a £500 donation from Teacher Active, who Bethan worked for as a supply teacher, which helped to boost his overall total to a tremendous £1493.00!

 

Derek Wheddon & Chelmsford City Railway’s community day

Derek Wheddon from Chelmsford Society of Model Engineers at Chelmsford City Railway gathered the community together for a chance to see all the train models, dig into some cakes and crafts, and even gave them the opportunity to get onboard for some train rides. The community day raised a whopping £1340.64, and left smiles on faces of those who attended.

 

The Golden Snitch Snuffle raises £100 for LC! 

Supporter Lesley of R&G Snuffles produced a magical Harry Potter themed dog toy and ‘ruff-led’ it off to support Leukaemia Care. The Golden Snitch Snuffle and wand ‘fetched’ a fantastic £100! We are ‘paws-itive’ that the new owner will have hours of fun with it!

 

Chartham Park Golf Club’s Wendy Walton Trophy

The Wendy Walton Trophy is annual event between the Ladies & the Seniors at Chartham Park Golf Club raising money for Leukaemia in memory of Wendy. Wendy Walton was the ladies captain in 2011/12 , who was affected by leukaemia and sadly died during her captaincy. The event raised a wonderful £800 in Wendys memory.

 

The Rossi family’s football fundraiser

The Rossi family held a charity day at the football club where Dad (who has CML) runs a local youth team. With support from local businesses, family and friends the family were able to raise a fabulous £2201!

 

Josh takes on ‘Mam Torr’!

10-year-old Josh has raised £315 so far with his ‘Mam Torr’ mountain climb which he bravely ventured onto on Saturday 30th September!

 

Sians Tattoo Flash Fundraiser

Sian held a tattoo flash fundraiser where she offered a host of Friday 13th and spooky themed designs to her clients, with the cost of each tattoo being donated to Leukaemia Care. Sian’s Nanny has blood cancer, so she wanted to do something to show her support for her Nan as well as those suffering with blood cancer. Sian’s ink-credible event raised over £500!

 

Mark Anthony Corbett takes on Everest!

Mark Corbett, who admitted he is “not great with heights”, set himself the challenge to raise money for Leukaemia Care after the impact the disease has had on his family. Having lost his close family friends’ son, Joe, after his unbelievably brave battle with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia aged just 20, his mother in law Shirley was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukaemia and battled for almost 4 years before losing her battle in June 2022.

His epic challenge had him sore the skies to Kathmandu – the capital of Nepal, before taking an aircraft to Lukla from where he began the 150km journey through the Himalayas to Everest Base Camp, to then hike to the summit of Kala Patthar, and go even higher than base camp, with the hope of seeing the sunset over the summit of Mount Everest. Despite knowing this will be a tough trek Mark kept his determination high by reminding himself “It’s nothing compared to the battles that sufferers of blood cancers have to go through, which will no doubt spur me on through any low points. This very determination has helped Mark raise a staggering £2,324 and counting!

Looking to get involved?

When you’re a part of #TeamLC the fun doesn’t stop with Fundraising, and there are plenty of ways you can get involved to make a true impact on those living with leukaemia. You can take on a challenge and push yourself to the limits, stick to what you know and turn your hobby into a fundraiser, or simply become a volunteer to help us spread awareness about leukaemia.

Want to find out more? Contact our Volunteer Coordinator by emailing them at volunteering@leukaemiacare.org.uk or if you’re looking to put the FUN in fundraising drop us a line on fundraising@leukaemiacare.org.uk.

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