Individuals making life-changing gifts

27 Aug 2015

Our donors are an amazing group of people who are making a difference with every gift. Richard Tuckett is one of them.

Richard’s story

Richard Tuckett is changing lives by making a regular gift every month

“I was diagnosed with hairy cell leukaemia over 20 years ago. Two courses of chemotherapy and a few wobbles later, at 61 I’m still pretty fit thanks to my walking and cycling! Blood cancer has been a significant part of my life – my mother died quite young of chronic myeloid leukaemia, and several of my close family and friends have been affected by the disease. Many of them have come through it – but sadly a few have not.

After a career in academic scientific research, I know how painstaking and expensive research can be. But thanks to work done by this charity, I can see that we’re getting there – I think there’ll be a huge difference in how we see blood cancer in the next fifty years.

Thanks to my experience, I felt compelled to give a monthly gift – I’ve given £20 a month for many years. Although it doesn’t sound like a massive amount to give every month, it certainly adds up in the long run!

I know that my gift helps the charity to keep funding research to find a cure for this disease.

I’ve also left a gift in my will and, whilst I can, I want to do a cycle challenge for the charity every year – I know that without the charity’s research I wouldn’t be here, so I want to make sure that I’m helping people with blood cancer for years to come.”

Richard is changing lives

By giving £20 a month, Richard is paying for us to send our expert patient information booklets to 10 people every month.

That means that over a year, Richard will have paid for us to give our booklets to 120 people, giving them the information they need about their disease at the time when they need it most.

Find out more about giving a regular gift to Bloodwise >

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