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Past Events

Leukaemia Busters' Skydive Day 2017

After a cancellation on the 13th May, our skydiver, William Reed did his skydive on 3rd June, at Old Sarum Airfield outside Salisbury.   GoSkydive , once again took our intrepid skydiver through his training and then his thrilling Tandem Skydive.  

William had never done anything like this before and agreed that it was the thrill of a lifetime.  Pictured below is William presenting a cheque to Dr David Flavell upon his recent visit to the Simon Flavell Laboratory and at the airfield on the 13th May.

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You can watch a video of William's Skydive at and still sponsor him here  

Skydiving on 19th August will be Paulina Wodzynska - you can sponsor her here  Thank you Paulina!

Skydiving later in the year will be Samantha Dewey and Ken Walker of Jellyfish Solutions.  They have raised £230 in sponsorship so far and you can sponsor them here   Jellyfish helps to maintain the Leukaemia Busters website so we have double the reason to be grateful to them this year!  

If you were unable to join us on our Skydive Day but would like to skydive for Leukaemia Busters contact GoSkydive here and they will organise everything for you - it really could not be easier.  



Harry's Bar Quiz Night

Once again Laurie Humm and his friends, Dex Fuller, Steve Murphy and Jason organised a great Bank Holiday Quiz at King Harry's Bar in Shanklin on the Isle of Wight on 28th May.    The event was won by The Twits who beat Upper Chine by one point and £300 was raised for Leukaemia Busters.  Our thanks go to everyone who took part and to Laurie and his team - Thank You!

See below pictures of the organisers, winning team and other participants:

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The Ryvita Ramblers 3 Peaks Challenge

On Saturday 27th May 18 workmates took on their personal challenge of a lifetime and set off to climb the 3 peaks (Snowdon, Scafell Pike and Ben Nevis) in 24 hours.   Some, we are told, had never owned walking boots before so this was to be a huge challenge.

Our best wishes and thanks go to Emma, Patrick and their friends who have raised £1215.00 so far in sponsorship.  You can sponsor the Ryvita Ramblers on their challenge here 

Pictured below,  Snowdon (L),  Scafell Pike (Centre) and Ben Nevis (R).  Let's hope it didn't look like this!!

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Milford on Sea May Fair

On 13th May a representative of the Milford on Sea May Fair committee, Mrs Sally Reed, presented Sue Rudge, Leukaemia Busters' Fundraising Assistant,  with a cheque for £200 when they met at Old Sarum Airfield on the occasion of Mrs Reed's son William's scheduled skydive in support of Leukaemia Busters.  

The cheque was presented in memory of Chris Monks.  Chris was a member of the Milford on Sea May Fair committee for a long time and when he died recently his widow, Pauline, requested that some funds be donated to Leukaemia Busters whom he had supported during his lifetime. 

We are very grateful to Pauline Monks and to the Milford on Sea May Fair for this generous donation.

Pictured below are Sue Rudge (l) and Sally Reed (r) 

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Rat Race Dirty Weekend 2017

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Pictured below:  Chloe after the event

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Virgin Money London Marathon 2017

Leukaemia Busters was awarded a place at the above event in the charity ballot and Oliver Devon completed the course in 5:20:15 having struggled in the second half.  All our congratulations go to Oliver who has raised £1898 so far.   You can support Oliver here and help him to beat his £2000 target.

The Ballot for places on the 2018 Virgin Money London Marathon opens on May 1st and closes on May 5th at 5.00p.m.   If you would like to take part in this memorable event please apply online here .  Good Luck.  

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ABP Southampton Marathon and Half Marathon 2017 

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Leukaemia Busters were delighted that Craig Mew took part in the Southampton Full Marathon 2017. Craig's sponsors have raised a brilliant £1236.76 so far and the total is still going up.  You can still sponsor Craig here 

Taking part in the Half Marathon on Leukaemia Busters' behalf were Nikki James (pictured below) and Sarah Clarkson.  Nikki has raised £249.00 and Sarah, £368.46. You can still support Nikki here and Sarah here  .

Our thanks go to Craig, Nikki and Sarah and their sponsors for their support.  

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The R.J. Williams Golf Day 2017

The first major fundraising event of the year was organised by Andy Piller in memory of his friend RJ Williams.  The weather was kind to the golfers and the total raised so far is £3292 with more donations still to come.  Our thanks go to Andy, RJ's family and friends for their support once again in 2017.

Andy will be taking part in an Ironman Challenge in Vichy in August and has set up a fundraising page here to allow his sponsors to fundraise for him with an ultimate goal of reaching £40,000 by his 40th birthday.  Good luck with the training for the Ironman Andy.