Angus Rowland Forget-Me-Not Walk and Run
Walk or run through the Sussex countryside for Bloodwise and help beat blood cancer
Angus Rowland Forget-Me-Not Walk is a fun and accessible outdoor event held in the West Sussex countryside. Walkers have a choice of routes: a 6.5-mile route held on muddy rural footpaths; and a one-mile route held mainly on roads.
- Both routes are fully signposted and follow public footpaths
- Refreshments are available at the village hall throughout the morning
- Dogs are welcome, but must be under control because livestock may be present along the walk
- View a map of the 6.5-mile route
- Find out more about the event by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org
Staplefield Village Hall, Staplefield, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH17 6ET
- 9am for walkers
- 10am for runners
- Adults: £10
- Under-14s: £5
This Forget-Me-Not Walk is held in memory of Angus Rowland, a young man who sadly passed away after being diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) in October 2010. Despite three courses of chemotherapy, his leukaemia would not go into remission and Angus went home with his family at the end of February 2011 with nothing more to be done.
Extensive research by his medical team found another experimental treatment to try but this also was unsuccessful, so Angus came home again at the end of April knowing that his disease was terminal. He was so positive and brave throughout, full of life and ideas. He lived for his friends and his music and was surrounded by both to the end. Angus died on 26 May 2011 at home aged 14 and a half.
His friends, family and Mollydog miss him every second of every day and would like to save others from the pain and anguish of losing their loved one. Please support their efforts to make a difference and find treatments for leukaemia.
We know that the remission rate for AML is much lower than acute lymphoblastic leukemia (the more common form of childhood leukaemia, also known as ALL) and it can be very difficult to treat in teenagers. Although much is known about AML at a molecular level, this has not translated into treatments. We would like to raise money to fund research to bridge this gap and provide treatments for young people like Angus.
Even if you can't make the walk but would like to help beat blood cancer, please make a donation to our JustGiving page.