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Monday, 20th October, 2014
I was lucky enough to meet Lynda and Michael several years ago at a special lunch in Bradford to celebrate the Calendar Girls play. They were both such great company, Michael clearly adored Lynda and Lynda just lit up the room with her huge smile and warm personality. She spoke to me about how much she loved her role in the Calendar Girls play and the admiration that she had for Angela and the Girls and the inspiration she knew that they had been to so many people. She very much hoped that the...
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Monday, 20th October, 2014
After a summer of very enthusiastic fundraising, colleagues from across Canary Wharf and The City came together for the Light The Night Walk in aid of Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research in the UK and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society in the US. Despite some very threatening clouds, Conor O'Shea, the director of Harlequins Rugby Club, kicked the evening off in style. Conor said, “It’s enjoyable to be part of this occasion and contribute to fundraising for such an unbelievable cause. Many of us...
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Friday, 17th October, 2014
Sunday 21 September saw the 34th and final Gwent Vintage & Specialist Car Rally at Tredegar House.  The event has been a labour of love for committed branch members Mandy and Bruce Womack. Over the last 34 years Mandy & Bruce, supported by an extremely enthusiastic team, have raised over £1million – with most of this from the rally. This amazing achievement is testament to the hard work and sheer will to beat blood cancer! The Womack’s motivation to fund research and make patients’...
Guest post
Thursday, 16th October, 2014
As part of our commitment to be an integral part of the community and support the community of Winterton whilst raising funds for Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research we have partnered with Winterton Rangers FC at a time when the community is keen to support the club. We are working with Winterton Rangers to host monthly 70’s and 80’s themed Disco Nights over the next six months. We held out first Boogie Nights event on the first Saturday in October which had an incredible response raised over £350...
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Tuesday, 14th October, 2014
I was 4 years old in 1976 when I was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia and given the all clear when I was about 15 years old. Although very young I still remember some of the things. The chemotherapy, radiotherapy and the injections, as I now have a fear of needles. The loss my hair was quite devastating. I am not sure what happened to my wig, although nothing like the ones available today. In the 70’s mine was short, curly and itchy inside. My Gran looked after me most of the time...
Staff post
Tuesday, 14th October, 2014
The drug will be available for patients with relapsed or refractory CD30+ Hodgkin lymphoma following autologous stem cell transplant, or following at least two prior therapies when transplant or chemotherapy is not an option. The SMC had initially decided the drug should not be provided.  However, during a new stage in the drug assessment process, they met with patient groups and clinicians to hear expert views on whether the treatment would improve patient care. Leukaemia & Lymphoma...

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