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MdS in memory of my Dad

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  • Event: Marathon des Sables 2018, 06 Apr 2018 to 16 Apr 2018

Anthony Nolan

We enable people with blood cancer to survive by finding them stem cell donors

Charity Registration No. in England and Wales 803716, Scotland SC038827

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Hi there,

In April 2018 I will be attempting to complete the Marathon des Sables, a multi-day ultra-marathon that involves running 250km over 6 days through the Sahara Desert. With temperatures reaching 50 degrees, the sun will be my constant enemy. The sand, my constant companion - clouds of it under my feet, sheets of it stinging my eyes and a load of it chafing where it really shouldn't... 

This is a self-sufficient race, where I will carry all my food and equipment for the week. With only communal tents and rationed water supplied. Exceed the rationed water and you face a time penalty; request more water three times and you face disqualification. 

By this point you're probably wondering why I'm stupid enough to embark on such a challenge. I am doing so to raise money for Anthony Nolan in memory of my Dad who passed away in May 2013. 

Every day, Anthony Nolan saves the lives of people with a blood cancer or blood disorder. They do this by matching incredible individuals willing to donate their stem cells, to people who desperately need a lifesaving transplant. They also carry out cutting edge scientific research, fund specialist post-transplant nurses and support patients and their families through the transplant process and beyond. They won’t stop until they save the lives of everyone who needs a stem cell transplant. Every penny you donate brings them closer to that day.

If you'd like to know a bit more about the incredible work that Anthony Nolan do then please have a look at their website - https://www.anthonynolan.org/ 

And to learn a bit more about MdS then here's their website: https://marathondessables.co.uk/ 

Every penny of every donation will go directly to the charity, your donations will not be used to subsidise the cost of my entry/flights/equipment etc.

Thank you - please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions. 

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