In July 1997, whilst living in Australia, I had a blood test, which showed I had blood counts of around 10% of normal levels. Things were serious.
I asked the specialist whether I was going to do die. He answered, "I don't know".
I was eventually diagnosed with the very rare Hairycell Leukaemia which was treated three times - it was stubborn.
When I returned to the UK, I was transferred to the Royal Marsden's care. They've looked after me ever since. For that, I'll be eternally grateful and it's time to give something back.
The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity raises money solely to support The Royal Marsden, a world-leading cancer centre.
They ensure our nurses, doctors and research teams can provide the very best care and develop life-saving treatments, which are used across the UK and around the world.
Thank you in advance for your generosity. It will save lives.