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Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.  I am raising money for the Anthony Nolan Charity which saves the lives of people with blood cancer who need a blood stem cell transplant.  As a charity, they need more funds to grow the register of people willing to donate their stem cells. The more funds we have, the more lives can be saved.

 

I am doing this by cycling over 440 gruelling kilometres over 4 days across France and into Italy from Nice to Pisa from Sept 9 to 13 2011.  

 

To see the distance and the route – please see my JustGiving photos!

 

This cycle has been entirely organised and self-funded by myself, and I would like to utilise this opportunity by raising some much needed sponsorship in aid of Anthony Nolan, the charity that saves the lives of people with blood cancer who need a blood stem cell, or bone marrow, transplant.

 

  • £10 is the average cost of a saliva sample kit. Saliva samples tell us whether a potential donor is a match.
  • £20 could help towards the cost of storing a lifesaving cord blood sample.
  • £50 could help towards the cost of recruiting and tissue typing a new potential donor to find out if they’re a match.

 

There are 1,600 people in the UK in need of a stem cell transplant, which is usually their last hope of survival in the fight against blood cancer.

 

Why Anthony Nolan?

  • Anthony Nolan is a pioneering charity that saves the lives of people with blood cancer. Every day,  we use our register to match remarkable donors willing to donate their blood stem cells, or bone marrow, to people they have never met who desperately need lifesaving transplants.
  • We provide two potentially lifesaving transplants every day, but for every patient we can help, there is another who sadly we can’t because no match can be found.
  • To join the register, you must be aged between 18 and 40, weigh more than 8 stone (51kg) and be in general good health. For more information on the donating process, or to apply to join the register, visit www.anthonynolan.org or call 0303 303 0303.
  • On average, 65 people a day in the UK are diagnosed with a blood cancer – that’s one person every 23 minutes.
  • There are nearly 1,600 people in the UK in need of a bone marrow transplant.  This is usually their last chance of survival.
  • 70% of patients will not find a matching donor from within their families.
  • 80% of donations take place via PBSC (peripheral blood stem cell collection).  This is an outpatient appointment and is similar to donating blood.
  • Most donors talk about how wonderful it is to have saved someone’s life.
  • All new donors are welcome but young males and people from ethnic minority and mixed race backgrounds are underrepresented on the register.

Raising money for

Anthony Nolan

Anthony Nolan

Charity Registration No. in England and Wales 803716, Scotland SC038827

Anthony Nolan is a pioneering charity that saves the lives of people with blood cancer. Every day, we use our register to match remarkable donors willing to donate their blood stem cells to people who desperately need lifesaving transplants.

Donations 53

Donation by Anonymous on 28/09/11

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Knew you could do it honey! xx

Donation by Lucy Day on 21/09/11

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Rod & Belinda Powrie on 19/09/11

£16.00

+ £4.00 Gift Aid

Congratulations Nick, really proud of you and what a great cause too - well done. love from Jill, Brian, Laura and Andrew X

Donation by Jill Hockenhull on 14/09/11

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

So very well done to you Mooey (& Nick too) - I am very proud! CONGRATULATIONS to you both; what an awesome achievment! X

Donation by Charlie Ford on 14/09/11

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Here you go bud. See you soon

Donation by Craig Baxter on 14/09/11

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Well done Nick!

Donation by Tim Clark on 13/09/11

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Mu - Your my charity Hero

Donation by Nicholas Cooke on 12/09/11

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 09/09/11

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Sorry it's late mate- GOOD LUCK!

Donation by Doug Walker on 08/09/11

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Good luck buddy, i know you will do it. x

Donation by Helen Cretten on 08/09/11

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Hi Nick You will achieve this I'm sure , good luck

Donation by Tricia Hartley on 08/09/11

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation by sarah walker on 07/09/11

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

text donation

Donation by Anonymous on 07/09/11

£5.00

Best of luck on the cycle, stay safe, love from us all at Woodhouse. xx

Donation by Kirsten Day on 07/09/11

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Sorry I can't make it this year mate. Good luck to you and say 'Hi!' to all the crew from last year that I know!

Donation by Hari Kalymnios on 07/09/11

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Good luck nick! Love Andy Kim and sofie

Donation by Kim Martin on 07/09/11

£10.00

All the best - hope it all goes well! Great charity!

Donation by John Hankin on 06/09/11

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Hey Buddy, thought I'd try and just give your target a little boost, just before you head off!

Donation by Jefferson Turner on 06/09/11

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

text donation

Donation by Anonymous on 06/09/11

£5.00

Loads of luck. x

Donation by Amanda Iles on 06/09/11

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Good luck Nick!

Donation by Emma Head on 04/09/11

£50.00

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Good Luck Nick!!

Donation by Becky Lewis on 03/09/11

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Go Nicky boy! You are an inspiration to us all.

Donation by Kyron on 02/09/11

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

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All the best Nick!

Donation by Liam Colville on 02/09/11

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£1,446.00
  • Offline donations£0.00
  • Text donations£10.00
  • Total raised£1,456.00
  • Gift Aid£219.00

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