Andy J
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Five ways you can help me beat blood cancer

Andy J
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22 Jun 2014

After last week's blog about my health situation, I was inundated with messages of support and I'd like to say a huge thank you to everyone that got in touch. To be honest, it was all a bit overwhelming and your encouragement and clear desire to see me beat this thing has given me an enormous lift. I'm so lucky to have so many amazing friends and family ready to fight my corner.

A lot of you have been asking how you can help out with my 30 before 30 challenge. I've been racking my brains and come up with 5 easy ways to get involved:

1. Make a donation

If you haven't already, please make a donation to my 30 before 30 challenge to help fund the research that is making a difference to the lives of blood cancer patients by visiting my fundraising page.

Every £50 raised will pay for the research nurse needed by a patient to go on one of our life-saving clinical trials. It'll also take me one step closer to me reaching my £30,000 target, ticking another challenge off my list!

Make a donation to my 30 before 30 challenge

2. Spread the word amongst friends & family

Whether it's by tweeting or sharing my Facebook updates, commenting on my blog or good old fashioned word of mouth, help spread awareness about my challenge - it might even help get a few extra pennies coming my way!

3. Join me at Run to the Beat

A great friend of mine, Chris Jones, gave me the idea for this one after he chose to fundraise for my 30 before 30 challenge at this year's London Marathon. Jonesy did a fantastic job raising more than £1000 for the cause. Thank you as always mate for being an absolute rock of a friend.

Follow Jonesy's lead by signing up to run with me at this year's Run to the Beat on 14 September. It's only 10k which means and you've still got plenty of time to get yourself in shape and undoubtedly will end in beers!

Sign up for Run to the Beat

4. Take part in Team Jacko at the London Bikeathon

The London Bikeathon is another of my fundraising challenges. Join me and my Dad on 31 August as we attempt to cycle the 52 mile route round the streets of London.

Sign up for the London Bikeathon

5. Follow me on twitter

If you're on twitter follow my account @mrhappyontherun to help me reach 30,000 twitter followers - another one of my challenges. If you're already following me, don't forget to re-tweet and share tweets about the challenge to help spread the word!

My role

On my part, I'm doing everything I can to complete the challenges. I've ticked 7 off already and am looking to tick a few more off my list in the next few weeks including a week of fasting and the man v food challenge.

Keep an eye on Facebook, twitter and the blog for updates and thanks again for all your support - I couldn't do any of this without you and am so, so blessed to have so many amazing people behind me.

If you're new to the blog or want to know about other ways to help, check out my fundraising page for a full list of my challenges and to get a flavour of what I've done so far!

Read more about my 30 before 30 challenge



Excellent article Andy. Not really evident to find out how to help :) !

Richard W

I have done all but 1 and 4, while 52 miles on a bike sounds amazing :) I might go for the donation first, great job with the fundraising, keep up the good work!!


Thanks Claude!

There are a number of ways that you can help if you're interested but here are 3 really simple ways to get involved:

1. Make a donation to my fundraising page -

2. Follow me on twitter - my twitter handle is @mrhappyontherun

3. Share my posts and blogs with friends and family


Good man, Richard!

Fundraising going really well at the moment - I'm more worried about fulfilling my part of the bargain at the moment as I've got a lot of work to do to get these challenges done!


Easy Andy. You do the challenges at night - Like a super hero :)

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