Someone very close to me has been diagnosed with leukaemia. I was recently visiting the Christie (cancer) Hospital, and found a woman crying, sobbing in the corridor. Of course I understood why she chose to leave the room where her teenage daughter was, before releasing her emotions. I wanted to help. You would too. The medical staff do their very best, so what can we do ? Actually there are a couple of things, (besides making a donation).
Sign up with Anthony Nolan as a stem cell donor - you really could save someone's life! Are you aged between 16 to 30, healthy, and weigh over 8st (51kg) ? If so, just enter your details online, they post a small container to you, you spit in it and post it back. One day you could be a match, and someone's only hope of survival. If you're too old, tell your family and friends !
Leukaemia patients often require blood transfusions. Giving blood can help save a life in many ways. Find out more at www.blood.co.uk If you give blood already, thank you
Finally, make a donation to leukaemia research. Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research is the only UK charity dedicated to finding better treatments and cures for all blood cancers, including leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma. You can find out more about their work here.
All the costs of the journey from Blackpool to Paris are being paid for by myself, so every penny donated will go to and stay with the charity.
Lots of people have asked about the route, Ive posted the details on my website http://www.daviesmclennon.co.uk/2013/06/tower-to-tower-blackpool-to-paris/ It's not quite 600 miles, but probably will be once I've got lost once or twice !
Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving – they’ll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they’ll send your money directly to the charity. So it’s the most efficient way to donate – saving time and cutting costs for the charity.
So please dig deep and donate now.