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John Miller

Blood, Sweat and Cheers - Yorkshire

A Year of Challenges for Friends of the Leeds Centre for Leukaemia, Lymphoma and Myeloma because this charity makes a difference

83 %
raised of £20,000 target
by 204 supporters

Friends of the Leeds Centre for Leukaemia, Lymphoma and Myeloma

Assists in the relief of persons suffering from leukaemia and other blood disorders by promoting research into such disorders and by assisting in the furnishing, equipping and maintaining a ward in Leeds for the use of people suffering from these disorders from wherever they may come. The additional aim is to give added value to the services already provided by the NHS.

Charity Registration No. 509071


Our aim is to raise as much money as possible for the ‘Friends of the Leeds Centre for Leukaemia, Lymphoma and Myeloma’. 

You probably haven’t heard of ‘Friends of the Leeds Centre for Leukaemia, Lymphoma and Myeloma’. Since 2008 the ‘Friends’ have continued to support a wide range of equipment in the “state of the art”– Institute of Oncology [Bexley Wing] at St. James’ Hospital.  Leeds' outstanding contribution was recognised by the recent award of Centre of Excellence status by Bloodwise. We now need to ensure that in creating a world class centre we are able to provide the best possible equipment and facilities, both for patients and in the laboratories, with the added “extras” that have been so important in the past. The medical and nursing team needs our support to help them help their patients. So much has been done and we are on the threshold of an exciting new era with a real prospect of curative treatment for many. 

This year has seen the wards gain access to limited free Wi-Fi but the “Friends” are still looking into helping gain reduced TV costs which is incredibly important to patients when faced with a lengthy stay in hospital. 

Your money has also helped to buy:

A 12 lead ECG machine for ambulatory care.

A veinfinder for ambulatory care.

A treatment chair for ambulatory care.

12 drip stands for Ward 88.

An electric raise and recline chair for Ward 89.

A double teaching microscope for the junior

20 kettles for bedside patient trays on Ward 88.

4 electric fans for patients on Ward 88.

Some of these items may seem very small but for a patient to be
able to make their own cup of tea for themselves or their visitors, using a kettle in their room, can make a huge difference and give them back a sense of independence.

Your donations don’t just help people in Leeds. The centre analyses blood samples for the whole of Yorkshire and beyond and many people treated on the wards come from every corner of the Yorkshire region especially for cutting edge bone marrow transplant treatments.

Since 2015 Blood Sweat and Cheers has raised a massive £13,831 all of which will be spent directly on the wards and we would like to thank everyone one who has donated, ran, walked, baked, climbed, sung, cycled, zumba'd and had a ball.

2017 plans are well underway, so far our fundraisers are hoping to complete the following challenges:

January 2017 - Brass Monkey Half Marathon (York)

March 2017 - Thirsk 10 mile

April 2017 - Manchester Marathon (Relay Team)

April 2017 - Bridlington Easter Dash

August 2017 - York 10K

September 2017 - Great North 5K (Lynne is running this with Richard and Mandy)

September 2017 - Great North Run

October 2017 - Yorkshire Marathon

October 2017 - Scarborough 10K

November 2017 - Leeds Abbey Dash

If you want to join us on any of the challenges we would love to see you as a competitor or simply part of the cheering team. Or if you have any other fundraising ideas please get in touch at:


To donate to our Friends of the Leeds Centre for Leukaemia, Lymphoma and Myeloma efforts you can either visit our Just Giving Page:


Or text BSCY66 and your amount to 70070 (eg.BSCY66 £5)

Or you can click on the SIGN UP button on our Facebook page.

Thank you for your support, it means an awful lot to us and to our friend.