Challenge12 - EVENT 5 - Thames Paddle
Sarah Holliday - Mark Napier - Rachel Lewis - Anne Jennings - David Irving - Jill Rothery - Andy Connolly - Rob Maberley - Jess Diggins - Chris Pickering - Will Lewis - Doug Ashton - Tim Austin - Andy Philips - Kate Stevens - Jess Oldall - Ryan Leech - Brain Holmes
On June 1st a team of 6 will be rowing a 24 foot long traditional skiff along 25km of the scenic non-tidal Thames. We will depart from Richmond, negotiating a lock en route to Hampton Court Palace where an attempt will be made to negotiate the famous maze!
We are doing this for the Elimination of Leukaemia Fund (ELF).
During his 6th form my cousin Andrew was diagnosed with Leukaemia, after testing his twin brother Steve to be a donor for him they found cancer cells in his blood too. Aged just 21 Andrew lost his battle with the disease, however Steve battled on and entered remission. In 2010 tests showed that the leukaemia had returned and Steve finally lost his battle in September 2011 aged 33.
Throughout their illnesses ELF was a fantastic support to the family as well as supporting the pioneering work carried out at Kings College Hospital in London. Andrew and Steve were both very sporty before they became ill, and it seems fitting to do a physical challenge to raise much needed funds for this amazing charity. I am not an incredibly sporty person however I do love
messing about in boats, I'm hoping the beautiful scenery will spur me on through the inevitable aching arms! I'm slightly more concerned about the maze....
The Elimination of Leukaemia Fund (ELF) have been helping to advance the cure and treatment of leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma and myelodysplasia for over 30 years.
ELF stands out as a leading blood cancer charity with its focus on patient centred work – for us the patient and their wellbeing and support of their families is critical. We are striving for better support for all those diagnosed with Leukaemia.
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