A record total of 253, 930 people entered the ballot for the 2017 London Marathon, alone…and this number increases year-on-year. So if you’re one of those brave people who’ve decided to run your first marathon, then read on.
In 1984, Sara Davies was asked to donate her stem cells to a complete stranger – Catherine Naylor. It was a historic moment, because it was the first time anyone had attempted to treat Catherine’s illness (chronic myeloid leukaemia) with a stem cell transplant.
More than 30 years on, Sara’s daughter Kate is doing something incredible; raising lifesaving funds for Anthony Nolan. Here, she kindly shares the amazing inter-generational story:
Former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams calls them ‘finely crafted and vivid poems, formally well shaped, emotionally sharp and compassionate’ – and now ‘Heartlands’, a book of poetry from Jeni Braund, is on sale. She explains why she made the decision to donate all proceeds towards Anthony Nolan’s work:
Last year, Tony was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) – and told that he’d need a stem cell transplant to have a chance of life. In this moving two-part story, he tells us about his experiences and his recovery – and his wife Beth reflects on his astonishing decision to take on a lifesaving journey in support of Anthony Nolan.
This year, the Blaby Society of Artists has chosen Anthony Nolan as its nominated charity; Chairman and Founding Members Marguerite and Brian Armstrong explain why.
We’ve compiled some of the toughest, sweat-soaked, epic fundraising challenges in the world, from Tough Mudder to Judgement Day. Check them out for yourself – then get involved and help us save lives!