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Simona & Ryan are hoping to cycle through Cuba in November 2010 pitting us against rural landscapes, off road treks and mountain passes with just our own steam and four pedals between us. The task however is far overshadowed by the cause. We are cycling through Cuba we hope in order to raise money for the Anthony Nolan Trust.

   Over the last 35 years, The Anthony Nolan Trust has grown from the personal crusade of one mother to become a world leader in the field of tissue type analysis and tissue transplant technology saving the lives of thousands of men, women & children not to mention the families and friends who have not had to face losing a loved one.

   Although Shirley’s quest could not keep her poor son alive, The Anthony Nolan Trust has given over 8,000 children and adults the gift of life since the charity was founded over 35 years ago.

   The charity is a real life saver and that is why I particularly want to help. I have added personal motivation which first attracted me to the cause. I have lost relatives to cancer all varieties and I know many of you have too. I want to help and try to make a difference. Leukaemia is a cancer that affects us all, men women and children.

   That is the probably the most horrendous quality of Leukaemia, what makes it such a particularly horrific cancer for us to understand. It is not concerned with race, gender or age. The disease can affect any of us, The Anthony Nolan Trust helps putting suitable donors in touch with those in need and saving lives. Thsi is not just on a national scale either the charity not only helps UK patients but also operates an international database matching donors across borders.

Simona & I are both passionate about this cause and hope we can raise our £6,000 combined target. But we cannot alone, we need YOUR help. To raise the amount we are asking for minimum donations of 0.5% of our target this equates to £28. We appreciate times are tough in the current climate but to put into context what £28 represents: one pizza dinner for two. a round of drinks for you and six mates, two DVDs......

Here is what the Anthony Nolan Trust can do with your money.....

£50 is the average cost which enables a new potential life saver’s blood sample to be tissue typed and potentially quickly identified as a potential life saver when a patient in need of a transplant is identified.

£300 is the average cost of promoting a regional donor drive for getting potential lifesavers onto the bone marrow register.

£700 is the average cost of the collection of potentially lifesaving cord blood. This includes the specialist equipment, materials and time of a mid-wife to complete the collection

 

We both hope you will help us reach our goal, ALLdonations will be most welcome and greatly appreciated, and if you would like to and can give more, PLEASE DO!!!!!! All messages of encouragement will also serve as great motivation with our training and fundraising efforts. We hope to hold a few events to help us reach our target so please keep in touch with our Facebook page and our blog.

 

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So please dig deep and donate now!!!!!!

 

Thank you!!!!! xxx

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.

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Good Luck - hope yu raise your target Veronica (Jenni's friend)

Donation by veronica skeet on 29/11/10

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

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Good luck to both of you, hope you have a good time out there. Speak to you soon. x

Donation by Francesca Chapman on 18/11/10

£28.00

+ £7.90 Gift Aid

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Good luck Ryan, sorry i cudnt help more. Hope u have a good time

Donation by George Weyham on 17/11/10

£5.00

+ £1.41 Gift Aid

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Best of luck both of you - hope you have an amazing experience! x

Donation by Lucy Gibbons on 17/11/10

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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Ryan, good luck on your up coming trip. Sorry we couldn't see you this year but you still have a pint coming. Don

Donation by Don Anson on 20/09/10

£50.00

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Lekker een berichtje in het Nederlands. Zet die google translater dus maar aan. Als laatste nog een oud Hollands gezegde; Alle kleine beetjes helpen

Donation by Sven Evens on 27/05/10

£10.00

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good luck and i hope you reach your target xx steve, tanya and brooke xx

Donation by steve frame on 13/05/10

£15.00

+ £4.23 Gift Aid

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wishing you all the best with your challenge Simona and Ryan.

Donation by guests from Hubert House Guest House :) on 12/05/10

£170.00

+ £47.95 Gift Aid

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Good luck Simona and Ryan.

Donation by KNOTS professional haircare on 12/05/10

£90.00

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Hope you reach your target - good luck and enjoy the challenge when the time comes.

Donation by Olivier & Marika Wachter on 21/04/10

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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Good luck Simona and Ryan. Hope you´ll raise all the money you need.

Donation by Mats and Jeanette Strandberg on 18/04/10

£50.00

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Good luck Ryan - hope you reach your goal.

Donation by Tom Harkus on 03/04/10

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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Good Luck Guys!!! xxx

Donation by Elwira on 13/03/10

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Good luck to you both and Ryan, looking forward to seeing you soon. K.

Donation by Kiernan O'Shea on 26/02/10

£50.00

+ £14.10 Gift Aid

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Drzim Vam palce!!! xxx

Donation by Lenka Zimkova on 30/01/10

£5.00

+ £1.41 Gift Aid

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wish you good luck - this donation is really a great idea :)

Donation by Eva Hatiarová on 29/01/10

£5.00

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Sorry, put the wrong amount in...here is the rest!

Donation by Nicola Hewett on 29/01/10

£8.00

+ £2.26 Gift Aid

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Good luck folks - A great cause very proud of you xxxx

Donation by Nicola Hewett on 29/01/10

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

Donation by MARTYN REYNOLDS on 26/01/10

£28.00

+ £7.90 Gift Aid

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Good luck guys!

Donation by Lee Lancaster on 22/01/10

£28.00

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£638.00
  • Offline donations£4,471.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£5,109.00
  • Gift Aid£114.23

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