It's been a very busy few months in Scotland with various fundraising events and we can't thank you you enough for your amazing support.The money you have helped to raise has been phenomenal and will go a long way to supporting patients with blood cancer. Here's a taste of what's been going on over the last few months...
Supporters from Shetland raised thousands to help beat blood cancers!
A very successful craft fair was held at Sound Hall, Lerwick, Shetland which raised an amazing £2200 for Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research! The sound hall is now making Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research their charity of the year and will continue to raise funds throughout 2015. Amy Poulton, the organiser of the craft fair, would like to say thank you to everyone who came along to support the event. She would also like to thank her friends and family who helped on the day.
Thank you to the Poulton family (pictured) for their continued support.
Elizabeth-Anne Jamieson & family raised thousands for research into Burkitts lymphoma.
Over the last few months our supporter Elizabeth-Anne has been a busy bee with a whole host of fundraising events. She is raising vital funds for our research into Burkitts lymphoma in memory of her son Lee. 'Live it for Lee' has been going from strength to strength with events ranging from a yoga fun day, charity stalls at various events, a charity football match and a race night. What's more, there are loads of other events planned throughout the year.
We want to thank Elizabeth-Anne for her amazing support and for helping us to invest in research to beat Burkitts lymphoma. So far, 'Live it for Lee' has raised an incredible £20,021.00.
Glasgow Kiltwalk had another successful year!
Team Amy was out in force again for the second Glasgow Kiltwalk this year. Heather Carmichael, mum of Amy said; "It was really emotional coming over the finish line." Team Amy take part in, and organise, many fundraising events in support of Amy Carmichael who is in remission from acute lymphoblastic leukaemia. Amy hopes to raise an incredible £15,000 to help others beat blood cancer.
It wasn't just Team Amy who took part in the Kiltwalk, however. Carolann Harvey completed the walk in memory of her husband Gerry who sadly lost his life to cancer in October of 1991, aged only 24 years. Carolann "had a fabulous day completing 26 miles of Glasgow Kiltwalk 2015 and managed to raise £861 for Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research. I can't wait to do it again!" Thank you to everyone who took part in this great event.
Dog on Tour - Maggie & Oscar
Maggie Score and her dog, Oscar, are making an inspirational journey around the coast of the UK and are currently cycling the Scottish leg of the journey; click here to see their progress.
Maggie & Oscar crossed the border into bonnie Scotland on 10 April and they're currently at Inverness and are heading to Evanton. They've had a great time in Scotland so far, tasting ice cream in St.Andrews and Oscar even enjoyed a swim in the sea!
Good luck Maggie and Oscar on the rest of your tour!
West Highland Way Walk
This month supporter Les Hutchinson will attempt to walk approximately 70 miles of the West Highland Way with a group of friends. As a survivor of non hodgkin lymphoma, Les hopes to raise over £26,000 to help other blood cancer patients and fund our life-saving research. Les says "The work you are doing is extremely important.....Keep it up." We want to thank Les for his great support to us, so that other patients can survive like he did. To follow Les' progress, please click here.
If you feel inspired by what's been happening over the past few months in Scotland, we have plenty of events on offer on the horizon. Please visit our Scotland page to find out more.
Our next big event is 'The Hippo Rides Again', hosted by the Renfrew Rotary Club. Come and join them on Sunday 31 May for the Isle of Cumbrae circuit or the Over The Top charity cycle ride or walk. More information can be found here.
Also we have our Small Change, BIG Impact campaign coming up again in September, during Blood Cancer Awareness Month. If you can help with a collection in Edinburgh or Glasgow, we would love to hear from you. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Finally, we wanted to finish by saying thank you to everyone who has been busy raising vital funds to help us beat blood cancers and good luck to those of you whose event is yet to come! If you would like to share something in next month's Scotland News Roundup please get in touch by sending an email to: