Our Scientific Director Dr David Flavell explains about the life saving research work being conducted by Leukaemia Busters scientists and doctors.
This, now annual, event will be taking place at Old Sarum Airfield outside Salisbury on May 13th. GoSkydive will, once again be taking our intrepid skydivers through their training and then their thrilling Tandem Skydive. To register to join the ranks of those who have jumped out of a plane at 10,000ft and raised funds for Leukaemia Busters simply click here . We will then send you sponsorship forms and help with any queries you may have regarding sponsorship while GoSkydive will help with anything you need to know about your actual skydive. Provided you raise sufficient sponsorship we will even pay for your jump!
Taking part in the Skydive is William Reed - you can sponsor him here William has never done anything like this before so help him to raise funds for Leukaemia Busters and take part in the challenge of a lifetime!
Leukaemia Busters was awarded a place at the above event in the charity ballot and are delighted to announce that Oliver Devon, from London, has been chosen to take part.
Oliver has pledged to raise funds not only by sponsorship but also by holding other fundraising activities in the months leading up to the Marathon. He has also planned a full programme of training and taking part in shorter runs in order to ensure he is on top form on the 23rd April 2017. He has been training every day (184 kms covered so far) and took part in an 18 mile 'Fun Run' at the end of February and the Wembley Half Marathon on the 12th March (see below) which he ran in 2.0709hrs. You can support Oliver here .
Leukaemia Busters is delighted that Craig Mew is going to be taking part in the Southampton Full Marathon 2017. You can sponsor Craig here
If perhaps you would like to join Craig on his run on the 23rd April 2017 you can find out all the details and sign up here We will supply running vests and sponsorship help once you have a place.
Our thanks go to Craig, Nikki and Sarah and their sponsors for their support.
This event has in the past attracted other fundraisers for Leukaemia Busters and now Emma Frampton is going to take on the Full Mucker 20-mile 200 obstacle race on 6th May 2017. The event takes place at Burghley House and promises to be a full-on experience for Emma - the afterparty is apparently worth taking part for!
You can sponsor Emma here
Good luck with your training Emma.
This successful event will take place for the 5th year on 14th May 2017. If your ambition is to take part in a Marathon but you cannot run 26 miles this is the event for you!
A team of up to 10 members who take it in turns to run laps of a 1.3 mile course to a total of 26miles at Broadlands in Romsey. There is an entry fee of £120 (£20 reduction for early bookings) and then funds can be raised by sponsorship for a charity of your choice. Leukaemia Busters had a team who ran in 2016 and who donated £301 from the £900 they raised in total and would be thrilled to have some runners this year. This is an ideal event for a family - runners to date have ranged from 8 - 80 years!
Click here for details
In order to raise funds in memory of his father-in-law, Leon Zanre will be taking on Discover Adventure's London to Paris Cycle Challenge on 7th June 2017. He is already in training for his 5 days in the saddle which will end at the Eiffel Tower and you can help him to raise as much sponsorship as possible here .
This is just one of the challenges available at Discover Adventure's website - if you would like to join Leon on his cycle challenge or wish to find out about other challenges you can visit their website here
In 2016 Sophie Kelleway and her stepfather and family raised over £2100 by taking part in this event. Can you raise more? Register online here and start training - it's only 31 weeks until the 7th and 8th October!
Romsey Rotary Club will once again be organising their annual fundraising walk of the wonderful Test Way on 8th October 2017. There are a choice of 5 walks; 5, 8, 11, 16 and 25.5 miles and walkers choose their preferred charity to support by collecting sponsorship. If you would like to take part in this event and support Leukaemia Busters registration starts on 1st March at a reduced rate. For more details visit the website here .
Keep on Running! Join this 10-mile run through historic Portsmouth and Southsea and raise funds for Leukaemia Busters on 22nd October 2017.
It costs just £41 to register here Sign up now, start training and this could be you!