We wouldn’t be able to carry out the work we do without the support of our donors and fundraisers, and we are immensely grateful to them for their time, effort and generosity in supporting us. Here are just a few stories of some of their achievements.
Rachael Toaduff set herself the challenge of walking 266 miles over 66 days, up until May 21st 2023, being the anniversary of Sunderland’s win at Wembley.
Her amazing tribute covered the equivalent distance between the Stadium of Light in Sunderland and Wembley Stadium (266 miles), in memory of her dad Ronnie, who died of Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma aged 66. We agree with her many supporters that this was a fantastic effort and a wonderful tribute to her father.
In the last two years Anne Hutchinson has set herself the challenge of running two miles every day in September, as this is Blood Cancer Awareness Month. Her aim was to raise awareness of the condition following the passing away of her Auntie Jan in 2021, after she bravely battled Lymphoma, a form of blood cancer. Anne has received amazing support, especially from fellow runners and friends who have joined her at all times of the day, both in person and virtually, in different time zones and all weathers. A fantastic effort by all involved!
Ben, Jon, JJ and Eddie wanted to step up and don racing shoes for the Birmingham Half Marathon in May 2022 in support of their Kinver Cricket Club captain, Adam, who had been recently diagnosed with Lymphoma. They trained and completed the marathon together. Well done guys!
We are very grateful to the Chew Valley 10k Run for having the Lymphoma Research Trust as its nominated charity for their 2021 event. It’s a popular community event with over 500 runners aged 15-84 taking part. It also attracts a fantastic turnout from the local community along the way, including family and friends of Mark Wookey, in whose memory the donation was made.
In August 2019, Anna Harvey did a 200km cycle ride with her Dad from the Lake District to Sheffield, between her childhood homes, in memory of a family member who died of Lymphoma earlier this year. They had beautiful weather and finished the (very hilly!) ride in just over 48 hours.
Rini Mukherjee ran the Edinburgh Half Marathon in May 2019 with us in mind as a good friend’s mother, whom Rini is very fond of, was recently diagnosed with Lymphoma. Thank you for going the extra-few-miles Rini!
Eleanor Reid ran the Llanelli Half Marathon in February 2019 to raise funds in memory of her uncle, Michael Davies. His memory kept Ellie motivated during her training in the cold, dark January evenings. She accomplished a great job in cold, wet and windy conditions to finish her run in February. Well done Ellie!