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So I decided to do this event in aid of Sickle Cell as this is something that is close, and personal to me as a Person Of Black Origin. I to have Sickle Cell traits but not the full-blown sickle cell, however; someone very close to me has Sickle Cell Thalassemia, and a very good friend has full-blown sickle cell and then we lost a friend 2 years ago from sickle cell at our steel band (Metronomes Steel Orchestra). As I look around I don't see or hear much about this disease whether in the mainstream media, news outlets or social media or by the community that is affected most. While I know of some events that are been organised by some groups, I feel a lot more can and should be done to raise awareness amongst the affected communities and the wider populous.
So with this in mind, I decided to take on this challenge on the Isle of Wight to help raise funds through sponsorship and raise awareness. Another event has been planned for sickle cell month in September and hoping that this particular event will become an annual event.
At this time I would like to thank all my work colleagues and friends at John Lewis Distribution in Park Royal who are supporting me by actually taking part in the event and helping to raise funds by helping to put on and run small fundraising events. Your help is greatly appreciated, as every little helps.
Thank you all.