“If it wasn’t for the tireless work of our volunteers, we would never be able to achieve as much as we do” - Emma Jane Jones, Regional Manager, Midlands
Here in the Midlands, we’re proud to host some of the most exciting events Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research has to offer, including the inspirational Birmingham Cancer Showcase and the fantastic Birmingham Bikeathon. But without our volunteers, none of these would be the success they are.
With the charity itself having started as a single volunteer fundraising group, our branches and volunteers today continue to be at the heart of the charity. Many organise large scale events year after year, raising thousands of pounds in the process and the midlands region is no exception. Annual highlights include the Shropshire Round and About Walk, Bromsgrove Fun Run, Rugby Bikeathon and Nottingham Bikeathon to name a few.
With such committed and extensive volunteer support we can ensure the majority of the money raised goes towards life-saving research into blood cancer. It allows us to put more money where it’s needed most including developing treatments, improving patient care and stopping people from dying.
We’re always on the lookout for people who are keen to get involved and try something new. From marshalling a course, to handing out medals and from delivering a talk to manning an information stand, you don’t need any experience, just lots of enthusiasm and a passion for making a real difference to those affected by blood cancer.
All of our key events over the next few months are listed below. They include a range of sporting events, bucket collections during our blood cancer awareness month and fundraising activities in partnership with Queensgate Shopping Centre in Peterborough.
If you would like to come along and join us at any of these events, we’d love to hear from you. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or have a chat with us on 0121 415 8076 to find out more.
Emma & Louise
|Birmingham Cancer Conference||11th June||3-8pm||Medical School, University of Birmingham|
|Staffordshire Ironman Triathlon||14th June||9-5pm||Shugborough Hall, Staffordshire|
|Birmingham Bikeathon||5th July||9-3pm||Canon Hill Park, Moseley, Birmingham|
|Isoman Triathlon||18th July||10-6pm||Arrow Valley Country Park, Redditch|
|Nottingham Bikeathon||11th October||9-3pm||Sherwood Pines, Edwinstowe|
|Blood Cancer Awareness Month|
|Street collection||5 & 6th September||9-5pm||Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent|
|Station collection||11th September||8.30-10.30am & 4-7pm||Birmingham New Street Station|
|Station collection||17th September||4-7pm||Wolverhampton Station|
|Queensgate Shopping Centre partnership 2015-16|
|Nancy's Sunflower's||20th June||9-5pm||Queensgate Shopping Centre, Peterborough|
|Blood Cancer Awareness Month||26th September||9-5pm||Queensgate Shopping Centre, Peterborough|
|Peterborough to Paris static cycle challenge||17th/24th October||9-5pm||Queensgate Shopping Centre, Peterborough|
|Christmas present wrapping||Nov 21st -Dec 24th||9-5pm||Queensgate Shopping Centre, Peterborough|