Our Unstoppable fundraiser Sandra South is doing a trek in Nepal, through the the Annapurna region of the Himalayas, in March. Sandra is fundraising in support of a friend of hers, Gill Bullen, who was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukaemia in December 2012. To get a kick-start going on her fundraising she decided to raise money for Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research at the Grandborough History Group exhibition, in full trekking gear. She chose to do this as Gill had played a leading role at the Grandborough History Group until she became ill. The group decided to donate all funds to Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research.
The exhibition concentrated on former occupations in the village of Grandborough. These occuptions included roles such as the farming, policeman, the vicar, teachers, as well as the wheelwright, bootmaker and rugby football maker and the Lord of the Manor. This involved contributions from Gill Bullen, playing a large part. Sandra said "The exhibition went really well and was successfully combined with several open gardens and the selling of cream teas...It was all fascinating stuff, and clearly involved a lot of work, both with research and with the displaying and setting up." At the exhibition, Sandra managed to help raise £180. This was followed by a further donation of £50 this week, bringing the total raised so far to £230, and there should be some more coming soon with promises of more donations online.
Sandra added “I’m only too glad to be able to do something positive for my friend instead of feeling really helpless as a bystander while she and her family are going through so much. I can’t visit her because of the risk of infection, so raising money on her behalf helps to ‘pay back’ for the research she has already benefitted from, and also helps towards ongoing research into ever better treatment options for people in the future.”
Thank you so much for your support Sandra.