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Welcome to our December update

From large corporate fundraising events, skydives and mountain treks to supporting the most important blood cancer awareness days in the calendar, it’s been a busy year for the LMRUK team and our brilliant fundraisers.
  
In this update we're taking a look back at the highlights of 2022 and thanking the many supporters whose donations, big or small, made all the difference in our work to find new and more effective treatments for blood cancer. 


 
Corporate fundraising success
The vital research we invest in would not be possible without the dedicated fundraising of companies and organisations across the UK.

Earlier this year, 55 employees from professional machinery and service provider, Lister Wilder took part in the London to Brighton Cycle Ride to mark the company’s 75th anniversary. They raised an extraordinary £22,250 for our charity, which we have allocated to a specialist blood cancer research grant named after the company, called the Lister Wilder Research Grant. 

Lister Wilder Sales Director, Phill Hughes said, “To have a grant named after us is a real honour and made all the hard work and time that the team spent training for this, even more worthwhile.”

Read the full story here
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The power of community fundraising 
Members of Holyhead Road United Reform Church have helped to raise over £5,000 for our charity in memory of Pat Elliman, a much-loved member of their congregation, who passed away from blood cancer in 2020. 

The fundraising events, which have included sponsored walks, step challenges, quiz and bingo evenings, have been coordinated by Karen Adams. She said: “For as long as I can remember, Pat was part of the church and as I grew from child to adult, she always gave me encouragement and support in the things I did both at church, in my work and home life. She was always genuinely interested in all people and concerned for others.”

Find out more about Holyhead Road United Reformed Church’s amazing fundraising work by reading the full story here, or click below to donate in memory of a loved one this Christmas. 
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Fundraisers of the Year 2022
Restaurant owners Elaine and Peter Kinsella have been named as our 2022 Fundraisers of the Year.

The couple from Liverpool took the honours for raising an incredible £15,000 for our charity,
West Lancs and Merseyside Myeloma Support Group and the Liverpool Haematology Patient Support Group, with the help of their customers.

Elaine said that both she and Peter were extremely honoured to receive the award.
She added: “Achieving the total would not have been possible without the many kind donations we received from our customers. Everyone was so supportive of our fundraising idea, and we cannot thank them all enough.” 
Read Elaine and Peter's full fundraising story here
Goods Collection Lottery
There’s still time to take part in our Goods Collection Lottery if you live in the Merseyside area!

Until the 19th December, every time you donate and order a goods collection on our website, you will be entered into our exciting lottery draw. There are some fantastic prizes up for grabs, including a £50 Boden voucher, two tickets to the ‘Beatles Story’ attraction and much more!

 
Enter our Goods Collection Lottery here
The Model Cell Biobank 
In 2023, we will continue our hard work to raise awareness of cord blood banking amongst expectant parents and promote our fully and part funded banking service, The Model Cell Biobank

The process of collecting a newborn baby’s umbilical cord blood stem cells at the time of birth poses no risk to the mother or child and does not interfere with the bonding process. 

The stem cells are collected and transported to a facility where they can be banked for up to 25 years, in case they are needed to treat disease in the child or another family member. Cord blood stem cells are being used to treat a variety of serious conditions, including cancers of the blood, bone marrow failure and blood disorders, such as sickle cell anaemia. 

If you, or someone you know, is planning for, or expecting a baby, visit our website to learn about the incredible benefits of cord blood banking. You can also contact us for a conversation about the Model Cell Biobank service via cs@modelcellbiobank.org. 


 
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A HUGE thank you 
We would like to say a HUGE thank you to everyone who has supported our charity this year. Special thanks to those who donated funds, walked, ran or trekked in the name of LMRUK, hosted a fantastic bake sale, joined us in the London to Brighton Cycle Ride, and to the individuals who faced their fears and completed an epic skydive. You are all brilliant.  

Our work investing in potentially life-saving research simply wouldn’t be possible without your hard work and the support of your family and friends. 

Together we can beat blood cancer.  
Leukaemia & Myeloma Research UK wish you and your loved ones a very Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy 2023.
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