Clinical Professionals selected Bloodwise as their charity partner in January 2018, after several staff were already raising money for us. With many of their consultants also working on trials that aim to find new treatments for those affected by blood cancer, it seemed the perfect pairing.
Not long after announcing their support for Bloodwise, staff found themselves digging out their old school uniform and practising their tug-of-war technique as they undertook a week of ‘Back to School’ themed events for Blood Cancer Awareness Month. The week culminated in several staff members taking on an ‘Eggheads Head Shave’ – as the donations continued to roll in, more and more consultants signed up to brave the razor and they raised a fantastic £800!
Since then, Clinical Professionals staff have gone on to host an array of creative fundraisers, including Valentines, Easter, Halloween and Christmas themed events. Their dedication meant that they welcomed in another six months of fundraising in 2019, bringing their partnership total to an incredible £7,012 by the end of June 2019– exceeding their company target by over £2000!
An additional mention goes to Divisional Director Suzi Swan. In November 2016, Suzi sadly lost her mum to acute myeloid leukaemia and her efforts to raise money in her mother’s memory have been phenomenal. She has taken on the London Marathon in both 2018 and 2019, raising a total of £5,000 across the two years, and ran the London Royal Parks Half Marathon in October 2018 to mark the anniversary of her mother’s diagnosis with blood cancer.
A massive well done and thank you to Suzi and everyone at Clinical Professionals!