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In February 2010 tragedy struck my family.  My sister, Dr Sarah Lamping, died after a long battle with leukaemia  aged 32.

  Sarah was a Home Office Scientist and dedicated her life to science with the ultimate goal of making the world a better place. 

Sarah endured immense suffering throughout her illness and her courage and bravery inspired me to organise a charitable expedition in her memory to help others who are unfortunate enough to be diagnosed with this devastating and life changing illness.

I am extremely fortunate to have a great friend Jamie Walker who has agreed to accompany me on the challenge in ascending Mount Muztagh Ata which is 7456 metres high (24,757 feet). This is the highest mountain you can walk up on skis with skins from base camp at 5000 metres. We will then ski down the other side. Mustagh Ata is located in China's Xinjiang province close to the Kyrgyzstan border. The climb will take about 8 days but due to extreme altitude a 10 day acclimatisation period is mandatory. 

The expedition is on behalf of “Leuka.” which supports this expedition. This is a registered charity that entirely supports Leukaemia research at the Hammersmith Hospital and helps fund the Catherine Lewis Centre which is the specialist leukaemia unit within the hospital.  Sarah was an inpatient for 9 months where she was looked after by a dedicated team of Consultants, Doctors and Specialist Nurses.  

Professor Jane Apperley, Chair of the Department of Haematology at Imperial College London, and Professor John Goldman, have indicated the Hospital’s requirement for a special piece of equipment.  My aim with my team and your support is to raise £120,000 to purchase a “Microfluidics Apparatus” from America.  As Professor Goldman, Professor of Haematology (Emeritus) Imperial College London

 indicates “ This is  sophisticated “state-of-the-art” equipment that sequences DNA and can measure very small quantities of residual leukaemia in patients who have  responded very well to treatment with specific anti-leukaemia drugs”.  



 Neither of us has attempted anything like this previously.  We leave London on 2 July and plan to be back on 30 July.   On leaving base camp we will have to carry all our equipment for 8 days plus skis with a weight of around 25 kilos.  The snow can 5 metres deep and we will have to endure temperatures of up to minus 30. 

Please give  generously in support of this very worthy cause

 

 

 

Raising money for

Leuka

Leuka

Charity Registration No. 1154856

Your support today will help: RESEARCH THE CAUSES, PIONEER NEW TREATMENTS AND SAVE LIVES. We facilitate life-saving work into the causes and treatment of leukaemia and other blood cancers. www.leuka.org.uk

Donations 150

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Donation from the Charity Ball on 1st December 2012.

Donation by Westonbirt School. on 27/03/13

£721.82

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Good luck with the fundraising, you are doing a great job.

Donation by Sheila Slater on 23/11/12

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All our love today, thinking of you all. Jenny & Dan Xx

Donation by Jenny Dore on 06/02/12

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

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So sad to hear what happened to Sarah.

Donation by Carol Wilson on 11/01/12

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Jennifer McGrandle on 27/09/11

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

A great cause, all the best and keep up the efforts with the great work that your doing.

Donation by Jonathan Miller on 05/09/11

Donation by lesley butler on 08/08/11

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Thank you for all your efforts to raise the funds to continue fighting Leukaemia

Donation by Alexandra Watt on 07/08/11

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Well done

Donation by Ike Anya on 27/07/11

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Great to meet Richard tonight - all the best with future fundraising endeavours. A great cause.

Donation by Adrian Thompson on 27/07/11

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

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Donation by robert smith on 26/07/11

£30.00

+ £7.50 Gift Aid

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Well done Richard. Michelle Elston

Donation by Anonymous on 25/07/11

£20.00

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Donation by Andrew Wyatt on 25/07/11

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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What you're doing is incredible. All the best x

Donation by Jacqui Quinto on 23/07/11

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

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Well done Richard, you should be so proud of yourself! Jenny & Dan x

Donation by jenny dore on 21/07/11

£100.00

+ £25.00 Gift Aid

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Superb Achievement Rich!Well Done

Donation by olly finding on 21/07/11

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

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Donation by James Morris on 21/07/11

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It sounds amazing, good luck

Donation by Ann Duncan on 19/07/11

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My best wishes David

Donation by Marie Hayes on 16/07/11

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Best of Luck with the trip, Sarah would have been very proud of you.

Donation by Alec & Emma on 16/07/11

£100.00

+ £25.00 Gift Aid

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Great adventure for a great cause. Best wishes Geraldine, David and Jamie

Donation by David Thomas on 15/07/11

£25.00

+ £6.25 Gift Aid

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Richard, Jamie and Rolfe: KEEP ON TRUCKIN'!!!

Donation by A. Nonny-Mouse on 15/07/11

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Richard adn Jamie, This is a wonderful feat! Wishing you the very best of luck! Looking forward to seeing you both back safely in Blighty. xx

Donation by Helen Park-Weir on 14/07/11

£25.00

+ £6.25 Gift Aid

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Wishing you lots of luck. Great blog so far! Geraldine you must be so proud. x

Donation by Lena Tailor on 12/07/11

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

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Richard and Jamie - thank you for doing this for our dear friend (and your sister) Sarah, and all of the people the donation will help in the future.

Donation by James Wheeler on 12/07/11

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£26,809.82
  • Offline donations£25,324.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£52,133.82
  • Gift Aid£6,052.40

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