For the past few of months, a couple from Gravesend in Kent have been busy fundraising in aid of Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research following husband Mark's diagnosis.
Mark's diagnosis of chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML) came in February this year. However, in light of this diagnosis, Mark decided that he wanted to not only fundraise but also raise vital awareness of CML and other blood cancers.
Mark, along with his wife Kerrie, have been coming up with a variety of ideas of how to raise money to help fund vital research in the UK. These have included open days at their salon in Gravesend, collection tins at local pubs, and also getting staff involved by signing up various runs and challenges, all of which is set to raise thousand's of pounds for Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research.
However in less than a weeks time, the main event surrounding the fundraising will have come around. Kerrie, a personal assistant from Kent, is running the BUPA 10K on 25th May, which starts at St James’s Park, London. The original target for this event was £5,000 which Kerrie has beaten, raising £5,845 to date.
You can support Kerrie through her JustGiving page
Thank you to Mark, Kerrie, friends and colleagues for supporting Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research, and good luck for next Monday at London Bupa 10K!