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Elizabeth Mailey

Angus Rowland ForgetMeNot Fund

Fundraising for Bloodwise (formerly Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research)

99 %
raised of £120,000 target
by 481 supporters

Bloodwise (formerly Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research)

We fund research and provide support to improve blood cancer patients' lives

Charity Registration No. 216032


This page has been set up to raise money for Bloodwise to continue their work in finding treatments for Bloodcancer  in memory of our son Angus Rowland and those who did not make it. 

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The Angus Rowland ForgetMeNot Fund was set up in 2011 and since then we have been joined by a huge number of people in helping us raise over £200,000 for Bloodwise. We are overwhelmed by the achievement and could not have done this without you. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts. 

Sunday 1st October 2017

Our Run/Walk took place on Sunday 1st October 2017 raising over £2600  It turned out to be a dry day on very muddy route due the heavy rain in the preceding days. A huge thank you to all who came to run and walk, baked cakes, marshalled, served tea, coffee and cakes. Thank you to all of you who could not make the date but gave us your walk donations and also to the Wilkinsons who arranged their own Angus FMN Fund walk in Paris. Without the support of you we could not make it happen.

October 2014

The 4th Angus Rowland ForgetMeNot run/walk 2014 was a great success raising £4K. It was another beautiful morning bathed in warm sunshine keeping the rain at bay. Thank you to everyone who helped organising the walk and everyone who walked  and all those who made donations if they could not make it. You are all wonderful. 

A huge thank you to all who turned out for 3rd Angus Rowland FMN walk/run held on 6th October.  It was a beautiful day bathed in sunshine and reflected on the smiling faces of all who came along. There were over 400 people raising over £4500 and taking is throught the magic £100K figure.

There are so many people to thank who have been there over the last 2 years to offer help and encouragement. To reach our target in 2 yaers is a truly wonderful achievement only made possible with the love an support from all around us. You have made some of the dark times and places less black. Thank you.
Elizabeth, Jonathan and Edward xxx

We heard yesterday (18th April) that the Angus Rowland FMN Fund held at LLR stands at a truly amazing  £92,589.06 We would like to thank EVERYONE who has made this possible and we hope that it this will make a real difference to those diagnosed with a blood cancer. 

Thank you to In Loving Memory for playing such a fab gig last Friday, to everyone that helped make it happen and all those who came to party. £612.86 was raised. Fanatstic photos on facebook

£604.05 was raised on Sunday 4th November by selling hot food and drinks to the spectatators assembled to watch London Brighton Veteran car run as it passed through Staplefield. It was a soggy start but the sun came out eventually. Thank you to Tim and Alison who organised it all and all the people who came to help and those who donated cakes. It was another great day. Photos on our FB page.

We held the  2nd Angus Rowland Forgetmenot Walk in Staplefield on Sunday 30th September raising £4000.  Despite the weather in the week leading up to the walk Sunday dawned a cool, clear morning perfect for walking. 380 people of all ages accompanied by as many dogs turned up to walk to remember Angus and raise money for LLR.We will also had 5 runners who braved the mud and completed the 6.5 mile route. Thank everyone that made this possible.  

We have just added £5275 raised on Saturday 23rd June St Pauls organised the Forgetmenot Ball at Mid Sussex Golf Club which was attended by 130 people and was a fantastic night. This is an interim figure so could be more. Just amazing. 

Over the the Jubilee weekend In Loving Memory a band made up od Ed and Angus's closest friends played a set at the Staplefield Jubilee Party on 5th June The organisng committee donated £320 of the party profits to our charity. Thank you all so much.

All hands on Deck Regatta on the 8th June which was cancelled due to poor weather but still raised approx 2k for our charity. Our thanks go to Clive wilding, Ronald Dam and Bob De'Ath for arranging this. 

The London2Angus walkers made it home... Arriving in Staplefield at 6pm on Sunday 27th May to be greeted by neighbours, family and friends and a great rendition of ‘When the saints go marching in’ by Steve King on the saxophone. It was a fantastic way to spend the weekend of Angus’ 1st anniversary and we were honoured to be in the company of 8 young men who laughed, chatted and sang songs all along the way. 40 miles of blazing tarmac. 

We would thank you ALL so much for your brilliant support raising over £4000 and for your texts, tweets, facebook messages  and encouragement along the walk. It was a great way to remember Angus and the love he inspired in so many people and raise money for Angus Rowland FMN Fund@Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research.  If you would like to know more then please visit

24th March Ariel Drama Academy raised £ 922 staging Musicality. It was a great evening provided by a very talented group of people. Thank you to all for the hard work involved in organising, performing and setting up the evening. 

We have just added £ 8071.63 to our total which was raised by the staff and students at St Pauls Catholic College at a number of events that have been held since June 2011.  It is a wonderful contribution to the funds and we thank everyone who has taken part for their enthusiasm and commitment. This brings the total raised by the school including the Race Night to £10079.14 

On Friday 3rd February 2012 The Race Night organised by St Pauls Catholic College raised a stunning £2007.51.  All the horses were sold, the races sponsored, year 9 and 10 provided live music, the 6th form with Miss Lobb ran the tote, Mr Clayton provided the lively commentary, Mr Panton and media students captured it all on film making is a fantastic fun night for the punters.  Our thanks go to Trina Galbraith, Sarah Dawes and the year 10 charity reps for making it all possible and everyone who came to place their bets. 

Our 3rd event took place on Saturday 17th December at the Marletts Shopping centre in Burgess Hill.  It was a fantastic flash mob organised by Ariel Drama Academy and raised £677.62 for Angus FMN Fund. Thank you to everyone who organised the day, took part and helped collect. Footage on You Tube can be seen at  and photos viewed at

Our 2nd fundraising event which took place on Sunday 6th November was a great success raising a grand total of £924.35. Just fantastic.  £710.44 was raised by a group of friends and family who cooked fantastic bacon, egg and sausage sandwiches, burgers and served cake and hot drinks to warm the spectators that turned out to watch the cars on the London to Brighton veteran car run as they drove through Staplefield. The crowd were very generous giving a furher  £213.91 to a bucket collection that went around Staplefield common.  Thanks to Tim and Alison for organising the day and all those who helped make it happen.  Follow the link for some great photos

Our first fundraising event the Angus Rowland Forget Me Not walk held in Staplefield on Sunday 2nd October was a fantastic success making an amazing £7468 on the day and donations are still coming in.  500 people plus dogs turned up to walk under clear blue skies and bright sunshine. With two refreshments stops along the way and a mountain of fantastic cakes at the village hall, everyone had a great time. The St Pauls Catholic College Jazz Band also came along and played whilst people were enjoying a well earned drink and slice of cake. Angus would have loved to be with us and walk with Mollydog in the sunshine. He was in all our hearts along the way. Jonathan, Edward and I, would like to thank everyone that came along to help, bring cakes and walk. Follow this link for the fanatastic photos of the walk

The sum above also includes the Harvest service collections taken at St Marys, Slaugham and St Marks, Staplefield on the morining of the walk. Thanks to you all. 


Angus was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid leukaemia in October 2010. Despite 3 courses of chemotherapy his leukaemia would not go into remission and we came home at the end of February with nothing more to be done.

Extensive research by his medical team found another experimental treatment to try but this also was unsucessful so Angus came home again at the end of April knowing that his disease was terminal. He was so positive and brave throughout full of life and ideas. He lived for his friends and his music and was surrounded by both  to the end. Angus died on May 26th 2011 at home aged 14 and a half.

His friends, family and Mollydog miss him every second of every day and would like to save others from the pain and anguish of losing their loved one. Please support us in our efforts to make a difference and find treatments for leukaemia. 

We know that the remission rate for AML is much lower than ALL (the more common form of chillhood leukaemia) and it can be very difficult to treat in teenagers. Although much is known about AML at a molecular level this has not translated into treatments. We would like to raise money to fund research to bridge this gap and provide treatments for young people like Angus.


August 2011 - A big thank you to Pam and the team who organise the Quiz night at Handcross for raising £61.29. Your support is really appreciated. 

September 2011 - Thank you to the Rydon Group Charitable Trust for their generous donation of £250 and all the support they have given to our family.

October 2011

£7468 Angus Rowland Forgetmenot Walk. This includes the Harvest Service collections at St Marks, Staplefield and St Marys Slaugham. 

£265.30 walk sponsorship raised by Lottie and Nicky with help from Scarlett.  Brilliant. Well done girls.

£276.70 from people who could not make the walk including Grandad Mailey and Carolines nan who emptied her change teapot. Thank you all

November 2011

£710.44  Refreshment marquee in Staplefield on London to Brighton VC run 6th November. 

£213.91 Bucket collection from crowd watching the cars drive through Staplefield. 

£76 From our dear friends Ron and Gill who wanted to make the money raised from the old crocks to a cool thousand. Wonderful.

December 2011

£200 raised at Staplefield Village Lunches throughout the year. Thank you everyone who attended and contributed to this and Carole and Andrew for their great cooking. 

£100 from our new neighbour Simon who has made a huge batch of jam and chutney and sold them at work. Thank you so much.

£667.62 Ariel Drama Academy Flash mob Thank you to everyone who took part and the generous shppoers in Burgess Hill. 


January 2012

£800 given in memory of David Wood our neighbour who died very suddenly last year. Thank you to Rosemary for making this possible.

£1135 given by Chris and Lucy from Burgess Hill who got married in December and asked for donations in lieu of wedding presents. Our thanks go to you both and your wonderful guests for this amazing gesture. we wish you every happiniess in your married life.

£567.50 from the QBE Foundation, the employer of Chris, who support employee charity fundraising. Thank you for such a fantastic contribution and again to Chris and Lucy for supporting our fundraisng. 

February 2012

£2007.51 raised at a Race Night held St Pauls Catholic College on Friday 3rd February 2012. Stunning

March 2012

A big thank you to Ruth for donating her birthday money.

£ 8071.63 raised by the staff and students at St Pauls Catholic College at a number of events that have been held since June 2011. 

£ 233 The profits from a The Rydon Group sponsored F1 driving simulator at their lunch event for the Brighton Chartered Institute of Housing Conference. A huge thank you to Rydon and all their clients who made this possible.

£922.54 Raised at a production of Musicality presented by Arial Drama Academy. It was a brilliant night and our thanks go to all involved. 

May 2012

£215 raised by Lottie and Kaye on a Hack around Staplefield. Awsome

£250 from Graham Smith a long standing family friends of Jonathan and James Rowland

£15, 000 from the Sandhu Charitable foundation. Bim Sandhu, a friend of the Wilding family who was so impressed with the fundraising at St Pauls that he offered to match all monies raised. Simply amazing.

July 2012

£320 from Staplefield Jubilee party. thank you to the organisers

£43 from sale of picks and collecting pot at ST Pauls

£5275 raised at the Forgetmenot Ball held at Mid Sussex Golf Club

September 2012

£146.92 from Ariel from sales of programmes at their summer showcases

£92 from walkers not able to make the FMN walk on 30/9/12

£60 from Rons Friend Graham who donated the cost of his Goodwood Revival Tickets

October 2012

£104 from ADP raised from cast GI haircuts ready for their performances of Miss Siagon

£150 donated from raffles held at Staplefield Village lunches. With thanks to Carole and Andrew

£170 Donated by Pat Bendall from the sale of beautiful hand made cards

£3833.44 raised at the 2nd Angus Rowland FMN walk held on 30/9/12 

£98.42  £72.42 from the sale of programmes at the inaugural Ariel Choir performance on Sunday 21st October and £20 from the wonderful Ariel young actors in Miss Saigon

November 2012

£604.05 raised selling refreshments at the Old Crocks Run as it came through Staplefield on 4th November.

 All further donations will be posted as updates on the page.

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  • Angus in Cornwall 2010
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