Fundraising Stories

Lucy’s birthday fundraiser 

Lucy’s birthday fundraiser 

Lucy Drew, a 31-year-old primary school teacher in Somerset marked her birthday this year with a fundraiser in memory of her brother-in-law Nik Drew, who lost his battle with leukaemia at the age of 40 on Saturday 15th February 2020.  Here is Lucy’s story: “Nik was...

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Jacob and his family whisk up tasty treats for LMRUK

Jacob and his family whisk up tasty treats for LMRUK

When seven-year-old Jacob Haygarth and his family lost a close family member to leukaemia last year, his family rallied round and set up a cake stall at the end of their drive to raise money for Leukaemia & Myeloma Research UK, which has risen in popularity with local...

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Amy takes to the skies to raise money for LMRUK

Amy takes to the skies to raise money for LMRUK

31-year-old Amy Crawford from South Port wanted to take on a brave and bold challenge to raise money for Leukaemia & Myeloma Research UK in memory of her inspirational mum. This February, Amy will be taking to the skies to complete her first ever skydive for charity!...

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Ready, set, race… Sarah’s 2020 London Marathon

Ready, set, race… Sarah’s 2020 London Marathon

Following in her father’s running footsteps, 24-year-old Sarah Harrison from Milton Keynes is taking on the 2020 London Marathon to raise money for Leukaemia & Myeloma Research UK. Here is Sarah’s fundraising story: “My dad is a keen runner and has taken part in many...

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Sophie’s epic 24-hour non-stop charity walk

Sophie’s epic 24-hour non-stop charity walk

After her mum Sue was diagnosed with Myeloma, 24-year-old Sophie Baker decided to take on an epic challenge to raise money for Leukaemia & Myeloma Research UK.  Here is Sophie’s fundraising story: “When I found out my mum was diagnosed with myeloma, I wanted to do...

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Hadrian’s Wall Trek for Leukaemia & Myeloma Research UK

Hadrian’s Wall Trek for Leukaemia & Myeloma Research UK

On 28th to 30th June 2019, Lisa Morris from Hertfordshire took on the challenging trek across Hadrian’s Wall in Northumberland to raise funds for Leukaemia & Myeloma Research UK.  The 26-mile trek, with a difficulty rating of ‘tough’, took place over two days and...

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Alan’s mighty stride for Leukaemia & Myeloma Research UK

Alan’s mighty stride for Leukaemia & Myeloma Research UK

We are very grateful for the outstanding efforts of all our fundraisers who are the mainstay of our charity. Here’s how Alan from Glasgow has been helping us.  Alan’s KiltWalk  “In July 2017 my partner’s father Bobby was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia (AML). ...

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Captain’s Charity Day for Leukaemia & Myeloma Research UK

Captain’s Charity Day for Leukaemia & Myeloma Research UK

We are very grateful for the outstanding efforts of all our fundraisers who are the mainstay of our charity. Here’s how Grant and his local golf club in Bedfordshire have been helping us.  In memory of my father I chose to raise funds for Leukaemia & Myeloma Research...

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Ben’s head shave in memory of his father

Ben’s head shave in memory of his father

Our story – When Ben was 15 years old, he wanted to do something in memory of his dad who died from Leukaemia when he was just two years old.  When Karen was pregnant with her first child, her husband Danny was diagnosed with Leukaemia. Despite receiving a programme...

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Kathleen’s son

Kathleen’s son

“My son was 37 years old when he was diagnosed with Hairy Cell Leukaemia (HCL.) He had been feeling tired for quite a while but had put this down to the long hours he’d been working. When he started to become unwell he went to his local GP who ran a number of blood...

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