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Fin's Fighters

Fundraising for Bloodwise (formerly Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research)

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  • Team members: https://www.facebook.com/finsfighters
  • Event: LLR - Bananaman Chase 10K 2011, 02 Oct 2011
  • Team: Fin's Fighters

Bloodwise (formerly Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research)

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

Charity Registration No. 216032

Story

Welcome to the Fin's Fighters Just Giving Page!

After the success of the Bananaman Chase in October 2011, we decided to continue fundraising for Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research & started our fundraising group called "Fin's Fighters". 

 

DAVE'S DOUBLE MARATHON CHALLENGE 2014: £4,613.12

13th December 2013

Christmas Family Disco - £1,635.50

1st December 2013

Bucket Collection at Asda Luton - £575.42

29th November 2013

Sale of Pre-Loved Books & DVDs at Putteridge Primary School Fayre - £114.40

28th October 2013

Zumba Party (£100 offline) - total £110

25th October 2013

Halloween Family Disco - £1,445.60

25th September 2013

Collection Pot at Tea Green - £16

21st September 2013

Bake to Beat Blood Cancer - £716.20

 

VIRGIN LONDON MARATHON SPONSORSHIP 2013:

CURRENT TOTAL - £10,067.66

Donations:

Marie Aitken - £20

Claire Devlin - £20

Danny Lewis - £20

Marlene Nelson - £5

Freda Lee - £10

Pat & Keith Barter - £5

Tim Browne - £45

Uncle Brian & Aunt Annette - £100

Beth McCann - £10

Angela Brennan - £10

Jeanette (Finlay's neighbour) - £5

Mick from Gail's Husband's work - £15

Gill & Sheryl (Putteridge Nursery) - £40

Carla's Nan - £20

Lisa & Chris Sweet - £10

Kelly Phillips - £5

Allison (ballet teacher) - £5

Helen Ward's Mother-in-Law - £20

Alison Sturrock & Family - £20

Colin & Kath Pheasant - £10

Phil & Fiona Warren - £20

Maureen & daughter Pat (Finlay's neighbour) - £20

Jo Bird - £10

Kathryn Thakrar - £20

Liz Garahee - £20

Euinice & Gerald (Finlay's neighbours) - £20

Carole Boussac Maximin - £10

Kirsty Newbould - £26

Anne McGinley - £50

Anon - £10

Anon - £20

Elizabeth English - £20

Donna Gilsenan - £20

Zoe Early - £20

Peter & Marianne Corcoran - £20

Carrie Page - £10

Maxine Hill & family - £20

Wendy, Ian & Andrew Wilmer - £50

Claire O'Hara - £10

Anon - £10

Nany Brenda & Iresons - £7

Caroline Fallon - £25

Karen Humphreys - £20

Anon - £10

Nicola Moore & family - £10

Harry Jarvis' Nanny - £10

Ruth Cleaver - £19.66
Steven English - £50

The Broomes - £10

Alison Dimmock - £20

Clements clan - £164.59

Anon - £10

Keith Jones - £5

Jan (Finlay's neighbour) - £10

Peri at Totes Amaze Gel Nails - £20

Norma Farish - £10

Ellen Southwell - £100

Jeremy Brown - £50

Bill Sheeran & Joanna plus kids - £50

Norma Farish - £10

Clair Baldwin & family - £10

Denise McCorkell - £50

Anon - £10

Lesley Middleton - £5

Anon - £20

Yvonne Hayes & family - £10

Ian Warboys - £5

Dad (Tara's) & Chris - £500

Claire Kiernan & family - £10

Colin Gough - £50

Christine Wood - £10

Rachel Hunt - £10

Siobhan Creaven - £20

Helen Ward - £25

John Bradshaw - £20.54

Nicola Aiston - £20

Mr & Mrs Webb (Finlay's neighbour) - £50

Lucy & family - £10

Danny & family - £30

Tara's Uncle Albert - £25

Tina's School of Dance - £70

Sandra - £10

Emma - £50

Alison Calvert - £20

Wasp Supplies Limited - £100

Arthur (Gail's neighbour) - £20

Putteridge Primary School Dinner Ladies - £20

Ian Haldane - £16.50

Edna (Finlay's neighbour) - £10

Bid Costello - £25

Kirsty Newbould - £5

Ali Kashmari - £10

 

April 2013

LLR Collection Pot at Tea Green - £75 

April 2013

Fin's Fighters Collection Pot - £31.71 

April 2013

Fin's Fighters Merchandise - £209.89

April 2013

LLR Official Merchandise - £10

March 2013

LLR Collection Pot at The Barrels - £88.76

29th March 2013

Easter Egg Hunt - £759.32

16th March 2013

Kings of Lyon Tribute Night - £150

15th February 2013

Putteridge Primary Non-Uniform Day - £745.22

Cake Pop Sales at Putteridge Primary - Andrew Wilmer - £12.85

February 2013

Jubliee Face Painting - Joe Early - £39.03

16th December 2012

Bucket Collection at Asda, Luton - £366.53

14th December 2012

Family Christmas Disco - £1,463.10

10th December 2012

Putteridge Community Nursery Nativity Collection - £95.84

30th November 2012

Take That Tribute Night - £300

23rd October 2012

Ebay Auction for a Signed Chelsea Shirt arranged by Lucy Farrell - £75

20th October 2012

Quiz Night - £470.00

29th September 2012

Back in Da Day - 90s Night - DJ Quinny - £947.20

September 2012

LLR Collection Pot at The Barrels - £66.08

September 2012

LLR Collection Pot at Tea Green Golf Club - £28.18

22nd September 2012

Bake to Beat Blood Cancer - £1,064.66

Every Thursday - On-Going

Zumba Party - £410 (£200 offline donation)

  

  

FIN'S FIGHTERS FUNDRAISING EVENTS:

18th April 2014

Easter Egg Hunt - £973.53

12th February 2014

Ford Credit Charity Day - Tracy Staples - £445

28th January 2014

Offline - Easyjet Charity Donation - Sara Elson - £250

14th January 2014

Great North Mini Run - Efa (aged 3.5!) & Aunty Joanne - £80

18th December 2013

Stockwood Rugby Ladies Team - Charity Tag Tournament - £55

13th November 2013

Esme Robinson - Studio Opening - £80

6th November 2013

Virgin London Marathon - Wendy Cullen - £450

27th October 2013

Love Luton Half Marathon - Anthony Ward - £220

1st October 2013

Derry Walled City Marathon - John Ryan (additional sponsor money) - £30

27th September 2013
Offline - Affinity Water "A Time to Give" - Steve Farrell - £1,138.00

4th August 2013

Prudential Ride London - £1,493.14

} Tony Armstrong - £771.64 (inc money from Quiz)

} Colin Pheasant - £228.50

} Sam Pheasant - £493.00

23rd July 2013

Donation from Mrs Oozeerally, Putteridge Primary School - £43

18th July 2013

Offline Donation - Barnfield College - Raffle by Molly McGarry - £214

29th June 2013

Quiz Night - £793.28

{Run to the Beat sponsorship for Dave Browne - £396.64

{Prudential Ride London sponsorship for Tony Armstrong - £396.64

26th June 2013

Offline Donation - Oaktree Kindergarten - £500

20th June 2013

EBay sale of stick insects - Alana Lake - £15

14th April 2013

Brighton Marathon - Dave Browne - £95

11th April 2013

Sponsored Silence - Amber Pilller - £301.30

10th March 2013

Milton Keynes Half Marathon - Catherine & Nick Giles - £ 486.00

Stopsley Striders Charity of the Year

2011-12 - £1550.00

On-going fundraising throughout 2011-12

Physiofit - £50.00

30th October 2012

Dublin Marathon - Dave Browne - £282.00

September 2012

Donation from GKN Aerospace Transparency Systems Luton via Finlay's Neighbour, Mandy - £500

July 2012

"Chosen by you....given by us" - Asda Store, Luton - £50.00

30th June 2012

Quiz Night - £303.00

3rd June 2012

Diamond Jubilee Street Party - Raffle - £384.70

20th May 2012

Luton to Addenbrookes Cycle Ride - £824.00

29th April 2012

Milton Keynes Marathon - Linda Kelly - £733.70

19th April 2012

Zumba Night - £64.10

6th April 2012

Easter Egg Hunt - £357.60

1st April 2012

Reading Half Marathon - Fern Berger - £444.00

March 2012
LLR Collection Pot at Tea Green Golf Club - £60.00

28th January 2012

Cakes by Claire - Mr Tickle Cake Auction - £62.00

28th January 2012

Get What You Swish For - Emma Atkins - £450.00

22nd January 2012

January Jaunt - £453.00

{Registration Fees & Bucket Collection - £218.00

{Sponsor money collected by Jenna, Laura & Kayleigh Smith - £235.00

20th January 2012

Coffee & Cookie Morning - £55.00

14th December 2011

Putteridge Community Nursery Nativity Performance Collection - £156.50

November 2011
LLR Collection Pot at Tea Green Golf Club - £44.77
26th November 2011
Golf Day - £308.01
24th November 2011
Friends of Putteridge Primary Christmas Fayre - £127.30
{Fin's Fighters Merchandise - £78.00
{Offical LLR Merchandise - £49.30
12th November 2011
Quiz Night - £447.00
2nd October 2011
Bananaman 10k & 2k Chase - £8,583.42 (Plus Gift Aid: £922.63)
29th September 2011
Zumba with Fin's Fighters - £65.00

September 2011

Gold Ribbon Sales - £42.00

 

Finlay's story by his Mum, Tara:

After falling asleep at nursery on a few occasions and a routine blood test last September showing he had anaemia, Finlay was seen by a doctor who thought his symptoms needed further investigation.After a few weeks, Finlay was referred to Addenbrookes hospital for a bone marrow biopsy to take place on the 26 October 2010.At this point, we were told that he probably had a blood infection since his symptoms were not typical of leukaemia.Understandably, we were completely shocked and devastated (still feel like these words are an understatement!) to hear the results confirming Finlay had Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia.He was 3½, and post blood transfusion, looked like any other little boy his age, running around and playing happily.Finlay was immediately transferred to the childrens oncology unit at Addenbrookes hospital where he began Regimen A induction treatment for ALL (Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia).

 

Our hearts were broken yet again when we were told the results from the 28 day Minimal Residual Disease test which came back as ‘high risk’ (high risk of relapse after treatment).After having to digest more awful news, we then had to make a massive decision concerning Finlay’s treatment.The choice was to either keep him on Regimen A; the least possible toxic chemotherapy, or choose a trial where a computer randomly selects Finlay to either remain on Regimen A or change to Regimen C (most toxic), there being a 50/50 chance of getting A or C.My initial, protective reaction was to keep him on A, but after lots of soul searching we decided that choosing the trial was the right option for us.Finlay got C, and looking back now, we believe we’ve given him the best chance ever of beating his blood cancer.

 

We are eternally grateful to Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research because Finlay would probably not be alive today if it wasn’t for the work they do.Finlay’s school asked me once which charity they should support at an event they held to help Finlay.My reply was the one that is ultimately saving his life…

 

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