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Welsh actors raise nearly £20,000 for blood cancer research

Rachael Davies
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28 Sep 2016

Following on from their phenomenal challenge, Mark Lewis Jones and Richard Harrington have their final fundraising total.

Welsh actors Mark Lewis Jones (star of Stella and 55 Degrees North) and Richard Harrington (star of Poldark, and S4C and BBC drama Hinterland) have announced the final total raised from their Marathon Des Sables challenge with a cheque presentation to Professor Chris Pepper, Dean of Research in the School of Medicine at Cardiff University. Professor Pepper, whose research focuses on chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL), received the cheque for £19,388.92 on behalf of Bloodwise. Also present at the presentation were John Poyner, Engagement and Progression Co-ordinator for Caerphilly Borough Council and Cerith Lewis, Deputy Head at Blackwood Comprehensive School who both supported Mark and Richard with their fundraising.

Speaking about his experience, Mark says: “We wanted to take on something special to raise money for the research programme taking place in Cardiff. We’ve had great support from friends, family and from schools throughout Wales. We’re truly grateful for every penny donated.”

We're excited to find out what they may take on for Bloodwise next!