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Volunteering in the Midlands

Louise Dawson
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06 May 2015

“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 midlands@beatingbloodcancers.org.uk or have a chat with us on 0121 415 8076 to find out more.

Emma & Louise


Event Date Time Location
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




Well done all team Midlands!