Bray Family

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Fundraising for Blood Cancer UK
£18,685
raised
by 111 supporters
Blood Cancer UK

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

Story

As a family, we were blessed to have our beautiful Ellie for 18 years so we would like to honour her life by raising £18,000 over the next few years. We have decided that we would like any funds raised to go towards research into Acute Myeloid Leukaemia (AML) through Blood Cancer UK. Over the next 3 years, any funds raised will go towards the VICTOR Clinical Trial that is being run by Dr Dillon who Ellie was under at Guy's Hospital. Ellie was given the drug called Venetoclax which sadly didn't work for her subtype of AML, we hope that in years to come this trial will find out which patients will respond to it and which ones need more intense chemotherapy. More info on the trial can be found here: https://bloodcancer.org.uk/research/research-projects/reducing-the-need-for-chemotherapy-in-people-with-acute-myeloid-leukaemia/. Many of Ellie’s friends have asked what charity we would like them to fundraise for now or in the future so we have decided to create this page to give anyone the opportunity to fundraise in honour of Ellie. As a family, we are going to hold an annual event to remember Ellie every July, take part in events or challenges throughout the next few years and donate on special occasions when we may have brought Ellie a present. Ellie was diagnosed with AML in October 2020 which carries a less than 20% five year survival rate. Her treatment was incredibly brutal and even if her stem cell transplant had been successful, she would have been left with a lifetime of health problems. Although some types of Leukaemia currently carry survival rates of over 90%, this is not the case for AML and those diagnosed deserve to have hope for a happy and healthy future. Ellie raised over £20,000 for various charities throughout her treatment. We would like to use this fund to continue her incredible legacy and play our part in helping researchers find kinder and more effective treatments for AML. We hope that our fundraising will contribute towards the day when no one loses a loved one to this awful disease. We know that nothing we can do will bring Ellie back or fix the heartache that we feel every single day but we know that she would want us to help fund research, in the hope that one day there will be a cure for everyone diagnosed with AML.

About the charity

Blood Cancer UK

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We're dedicated to beating blood cancer. We fund research and support those affected. Since 1960, we've invested over £500 million in blood cancer research, transforming treatments and saving lives. The day we beat blood cancer is now in sight and our researchers are determined to finish the job.

Donation summary

Total raised
£18,685.00
+ £2,289.00 Gift Aid
Online donations
£15,991.00
Offline donations
£2,694.00

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