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.
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!
Jordan Emmitt organised a winter football tournament in December 2018 in honour of his friends younger brother who is receiving treatment for lymphoma. Thank you Jordan!
Roy Ellams completed his second triathlon for us in early August 2018. With the summer being a scorcher his training was more arduous than most, so training for the swimming part of the triathlon was a welcome one. Roy received great support coming up to his event, thank you to everyone who supported!
David Kinniburgh undertook a different kind of adventure for his 70th birthday in cycling from Land’s End to John O’Groats in May 2018. He did this in the memory of his stepson, Paul as well as a friend who lost her husband and brother to Lymphoma. A fantastic achievement for David, as he had no back-up support and albeit exhausted, he arrived at John O’Groats on his birthday!
Tammy Walker has seen first-hand the impact of lymphoma on her family, when her mother-in-law, already suffering from Non-Hodgkins, was recently diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma. Wanting to make a difference, she signed up for the challenge of doing the Robin Hood Half Marathon, and successfully completed the 13 miles in 20 degree heat. Well done Tammy!
In July 2017, Scott Barker took up the challenge of doing an ultra-marathon to raise funds as a family member was diagnosed with lymphoma. Not only was it an ultra-marathon, it was the Spartan Ultra Beast, including 60+ obstacles, over 41+km of Edinburgh country-side, to really test endurance. Scott did a sterling job, as he came 4th overall. Well done Scott!
Lisa Plummer’s mother was diagnosed with lymphoma earlier this year, and along with two of her friends, decided to take up the challenge of doing the Great Wall Marathon in China in May 2017, to raise funds. They have all done at least one marathon previously but the Great Wall Marathon (including 5,164 steps) was an extraordinary experience for them all, and a great achievement.