Sabrina Palanee
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Late Bloodwise fundraiser’s appeal exceeds 50K target

Sabrina Palanee
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Sabrina Palanee
19 Feb 2016

The family and friends of Bloodwise fundraiser Kamal Aftab, who died of acute myeloid leukaemia in August 2015, announced earlier this week that they had achieved (and exceeded) Kamal’s dying wish to raise £50,000 for Bloodwise.

The family and friends of Bloodwise fundraiser Kamal Aftab, who died of acute myeloid leukaemia in August 2015, announced earlier this week that they had achieved (and exceeded) Kamal’s dying wish to raise £50,000 for Bloodwise.

Shortly after his diagnosis, Kamal vowed to raise £50,000 for the charity in a unique hospital-style marathon. The youth worker from Huddersfield raised an incredible £21,000 by walking 10 miles in his hospital ward at St James’ Hospital in Leeds.

After a six-week battle with the disease the 32-year-old sadly passed away, and his friends and family vowed to reach the target in his memory.

Now six months after his death, Kamal’s appeal has reached over £65,705 – exceeding his initial target by more than £15,000. In a time of sadness, Kamal’s family, friends and members of his local community pulled together to participate in some fantastic fundraising events, including 1K walks/runs, bike rides and half marathons.

Kamal’s brother, Farooq, told his local Huddersfield Examiner: “Kamal would be so pleased, but this won’t stop our work and campaigning to support Bloodwise and hopefully one day finding a cure for blood cancer.”

To donate in Kamal’s memory, visit https://www.justgiving.com/hospitalchallenge/