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James Lyne raises £8000 as his little boy William recovers from bone marrow transplant

Bekah M
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14 Aug 2012

You may have read on our blog earlier this year about 3 year old William Lyne who was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia in 2011. William underwent a bone marrow transplant in May this year. Twelve weeks on, he is recovering well at doctors at the Royal Marsden are happy with his progress. But there's still a long way to go.

William's father James has been working tirelessly to raise money for Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research. Next month, James, his brother David and his friend Paul, are cycling 260 miles around the island of Sjælland in Denmark to help raise money for our life-saving research. 

"Our page is justgiving.com/williamlyne and I have (as of today) raised £7,809.00 and most of the people who have donated are strangers.

"I know that people are always doing charity challenges and have their own personal reasons for doing it / choosing their charities. For me, having sat in a children’s ward for months and seen the pain this disease can cause, it sort of focuses the mind and instils determination to do something to help.

"This is about all I can do, so I hope people can support me in some small way (no matter how much), so that at least I will feel a weight has been lifted from my shoulders."

< James' May 2012 blog entry