I’ve been a trustee since 2009 and am proud to be a part of a wonderful charity and passionate about our vision to beat blood cancers.
In December 2005, our younger son, Tim, died of acute lymphoblastic leukaemia and the following year I walked to Germany and the 2006 World Cup to fulfil Tim’s dream. Leukaemia & Lymphoma research helped and supported me then and have ever since.
I live near Chelmsford, with my wife, Sandra and have an elder son, Dan. Both are actively involved and have completed their own fundraising challenges.
That’s me, front left, with a few friends after completing the Way of the Roses in May 2012.
As well as a member of the board of trustees I also sit on our Finance and General Purposes Committee and am chair of our new Patient Impact Committee. This is a really important development for us as a research-based charity, to make sure we always put patient and patient benefit at the heart of everything we do – to save more lives and enable more people to live the life they would have without blood cancer. We have a huge job to do but I am very optimistic about the future. I enjoy talking to people about what we are doing and sharing ideas to raise money and help more people and can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.