Neil Jackson

Cure Leukaemia - The Tour 21 Challenge - Tour de France 2024

Fundraising for Cure Leukaemia
£58,295
raised of £30,000 target
Event: The Tour 21 in 2024, from 22 June 2024 to 14 July 2024
The Tour 21
Campaign by Cure Leukaemia (RCN 1100154)
The Tour 21 in 2024 will see a team of amateur cyclists take on all 21 stages of the 2024 Tour de France route, one week ahead of the professional race - with the aim of raising over £/$1million for Cure Leukaemia.

Story

Hi Everyone,

Thank you for visiting my page. I am both privileged and excited to announce that I will be tackling The Tour 21 on behalf of Cure Leukaemia, alongside 24 amateur cyclists as we look to complete the full Tour de France route one week ahead of the professionals.  Starting in Tuscany, The Tour 21 will take place from Saturday 22 June - Sunday 14 July and will tackle all 21 stages and 3,500km of the Tour de France route - one of the world's most gruelling sporting challenges. This years Tour route will be announced in October 2023 and will see the Grande Depart in Florence through Italy into France to the High Mountains of The Alps and Pyrenees before finishing on the Cote d'Azur in Nice (usual finish of Paris is being prepared for The Olympics).

Following a company health screening, which showed some blood anomalies, I was diagnosed with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia (CLL) in January 2023 but I am still fit and healthy and do not require any treatment at the moment, there will come a time when I do require treatment and any monies raised between now and then will be put to good use in developing medicines further which could make both my and other blood cancer sufferer's treatment shorter and potentially lead to being cured.

I am asking for your support. My challenge is to raise £30,000 for the fantastic work Cure Leukaemia do week in week out.

With one person diagnosed with blood cancer every 14 minutes, help us to help save more lives and eradicate all forms of blood cancer in the next 15 years though world-class treatments, pioneering clinical trials and the funding of specialist nurses. All funds raised from this event will be invested directly into the national Trials Acceleration Programme (TAP) network of 12 centres across the UK which Cure Leukaemia funds. Patients from an increased catchment area of over 20 million people will have access, as a result, to potentially life-saving treatments through clinical trials.

Your generosity means we can help transform the prospects and lives of tens of thousands of blood cancer patients. If you can, please help personally or through your business or company that you work for. Corporate sponsorship of the team clothing and Team Bus can also be arranged.

Thank you for your support. Please donate today and make a difference!

Neil Jackson


About the campaign

The Tour 21 in 2024 will see a team of amateur cyclists take on all 21 stages of the 2024 Tour de France route, one week ahead of the professional race - with the aim of raising over £/$1million for Cure Leukaemia.

About the charity

Cure Leukaemia

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RCN 1100154
Cure Leukaemia fund research nurses at 15 hospitals across the UK. These roles form the Trials Acceleration Programme (TAP) network giving patients, from a catchment area of 30m, access to potentially life-saving treatments through clinical trials, with plans to fund a paediatric network on the way.

Donation summary

Total raised
£58,294.48
+ £8,521.00 Gift Aid
Online donations
£44,283.48
Offline donations
£14,011.00

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