Cathy Gilman's blog posts
Just 3 months of volunteering...!!
15 years ago today I started as a volunteer with Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research, it was going to be 3 months of volunteering while I decided what next in life!
The Big 5 - 0 !
On Sunday I was privileged to join the Brentwood, Hutton and Billericay Branch at a very special lunch to celebrate their 50 years of fundraising
A Happy Christmas Thank you
I love Christmas, but New Year for me is always a funny mix of poignancy that another year has disappeared so quickly as well as anticipation and excitement for a new year ahead. It’s one of the few times I really do pause and reflect to see if I’ve lived up to the Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research belief that life is a gift to be used wisely and lived fiercely.
Goodbye to Lynda Bellingham
It was with great sadness that I heard the news of Lynda Bellingham’s untimely death today and I can only imagine how her husband Michael must be feeling right now, losing such a vibrant light in his life.
Special place in my heart for Mark Johansen swimming the channel today
This is a magical weekend for Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research, the Disney Trip, the Heroes of Hamelin, the Southend Bikeathon, the Great North Run and I attended the Derbyshire Branch's 50th Anniversary celebrations last night. But I must admit my day today is consumed by the courage and altogether awesomeness of Mark Johansen, who set off to swim the English Channel this morning at 6am, he had already done 2 miles in the first hour, only another 20 miles after that!