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Tuesday, 22nd July, 2014
It's been hot recently. Really hot. Too hot, in fact, which is why we'd like to encourage you to take on the Ice Bucket Challenge which will cool you down, raise awareness and help us raise money to beat blood cancer all at the same time. How does it work? The premise of the Ice Bucket Challenge is simple - challenge someone to have a bucket of ice cold water poured over the head in exchange for a small donation to help us beat blood cancer. All you need is a bucket of ice cold water, a...
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Tuesday, 22nd July, 2014
I did it! Still can't believe it and I have fully recovered now! It was a wonderful day and it was great to have lots of people cheering me around the route, especially as the heavens opened! However I was glad of the rain, even though I looked liked a drown rat! It was easier to run in the rain than the baking hot sun!  My support team consisted of my Dad in the support car, who did a brillant job at controlling the traffic and Ben Reinhardt on his bike, who was great at keeping me topped up...
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Monday, 21st July, 2014
This week we hear from John Purser, Regional Chair for the Midlands and Chair of our South Birmingham & District Branch who has kindly agreed to answer my questions about his involvement with Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research. Hi John, can you give us a bit of background about your involvement with us? I first became involved with Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research, along with my wife Teresa, in 1976 when we went along to an initial meeting to try to get a Branch started in the South...
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Thursday, 17th July, 2014
At a rooftop reception, on a balmy summer’s evening, Sir Ian Botham spoke about his plans to support 5 charities and change people’s lives with his new Foundation. In front of an audience which included Sir Jeffrey Archer, who only recently spoke about his own diagnosis of prostate cancer and some of the world’s cricketing legends including Allan Lamb, Sunil Gavaskar, Souruv Ganguly and Wasim Akram ; each charity had the opportunity to speak about their partnership with the Foundation. I spoke...
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Thursday, 17th July, 2014
A group of four amazing tandem skydivers completed a jump on the13th July 2014 on behalf of the Lutterworth & District Branch.  To date they have raised so far over £2,000.00 between them and money is still coming in.  Well done to: Guinny Newton Beth Chamberlain  Davey Woodward Chris Boulter The Branch have a further eight more completing their jump on September 14th 2014. If this has inspired you to organise your own event or get involved with the Lutterworth Branch to raise funds for...
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Thursday, 17th July, 2014
In 1982 ago my uncle and auntie after losing their first born son Valentino to leukaemia, set up The Alternative Hair Show, a hair show to raise money and awareness for Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research. Now in its 32nd year it has grown to one of the biggest hair shows in the hairdressing industry attracting hair artists and over 5000 spectators to the Royal Albert Hall in London for a spectacular show. The annual event has raised over £8 million for research. Sixteen years ago I also lost my...
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