Francis Atkin

St John Fisher Catholic High School fundraiser for Friends of the Leeds Centre for Leukaemia, Lymphoma and Myeloma

Fundraising for Friends of the Leeds Centre for Leukaemia, Lymphoma and Myeloma
raised of £500 target
by 7 supporters
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Knaresborough Bed Race, 10 June 2023


The Knaresborough bed race was first held in 1966 with the idea of teams racing a bed on wheels 2.4 miles around the historic Yorkshire market town before meeting the final challenge of plunging into the River Nidd to make it across the finishing line. As the event developed over the years, the pageantry and parades became as much a part of the race as the running itself, each year has a theme to encourage fancy dress and creative designs for entrants' beds. Today's hybrid divans now bear more of a resemblance to F1 cars and the runners fuel themselves mainly with energy drinks, however, the focus on raising as much as possible for good causes has never been lost sight of.

This year, the St John Fisher staff team will be taking part in the Bed Race in order to raise money for The Friends of the Leeds Centre for Leukaemia, lymphoma & Myeloma. This charity is very close to the hearts of our school community, helping one of our staff members through lifesaving treatment. Based at St James' Hospital, Leeds' Bexley Wing, this great local charity helps support those going through one of life's toughest challenges- please do donate anything you can as all can help support the work The Friends do.

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About the charity

Assists in the relief of persons suffering from leukaemia and other blood disorders by promoting research into such disorders and by assisting in the furnishing, equipping and maintaining a ward in Leeds for the use of people suffering from these disorders from wherever they may come. The additional aim is to give added value to the services already provided by the NHS.

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