Famous Flashback - Some familiar faces from the Cure Leukaemia archives
Over the years we've had some very well-know famous faces attend Cure Leukaemia's events. Many you will have seen before such as Glynn Purnell, Adrian Chiles and Lee Hendrie amongst others. But here's a few photos you might not have seen before...
England's former record goalscorer
Many of you will be aware that Gary Lineker's son George rode from London 2 Paris for Cure Leukaemia in June 2015 but did you know that he supported Cure Leukaemia in 2006? Patron Geoff Thomas held a fundraising golf event nearly 10 years ago and the former Tottenham, Barcelona, Everton and England striker & Match of The Day presenter Lineker attended.
Joining Gary were two of Geoff's former teammates John Salako and Mark Bright as well!
Dougie in the Sahara?!
On a normal day Cure Leukaemia Patron Dougie Brown is the Director of Cricket at our official charity partner Warwickshire County Cricket Club. But in 2006 Dougie went the extra mile to raise funds for Cure Leukaemia. He joined a group of intrepid travellers who trekked in the intense heat of the Sahara desert. He put his body on the line as well - there are some photos in the archives of his feet that shall remain firmly locked up! Certainly not for public viewing!
A fashion icon visits the CCH
Fashion icons at the Centre for clinical haematology, surely not? Well, world-renowed designer Karen Millen did indeed visit the CCH in 2008 and here are the photos to prove it!
She met with Professor Charlie Craddock and the then Chairman Michael Woolley and enjoyed a tour of the World Class facility at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham.
Unfortunately, despite the CL nurses' best efforts she wasn't allowed to redesign their uniforms!
Arguably South Africa's finest ever bowler at a CL fundraiser
What is going on here I hear you ask? Well, Cure Leukaemia Patron and Lancashire CCC Head Coach Ashley Giles helped organise an Asian themed fundraiser for the charity in 2009 and some of his Bears pals came along as well.
Possibly South Africa's finest ever fast bowler Allan Donald attended along with Ireland and England bowler Boyd Rankin.
Ian Westwood also attended and he supported Cure Leukaemia in 2015 through his Benefit. Looks like a cracking night was had by all!
One of the finest ever club football managers Big Ron Atkinson supported Cure Leukaemia back in 2009 as he attended a curry night fundraiser. Dougie Brown, Geoff Thomas and Coventry City legend and Club Legends Cup Ambassador David Busst were also in the room. I'm sure there were some good football tales flying about that evening!
Welsh Rugby Royalty
Rugby is part of being Welsh - they live and breath the sport and I'm sure many English fans would have noticed that during the recent Rugby World Cup! Two greats from the Golden Era of Welsh rugby history, the 1970s, attended a charity match and dinner in aid of Cure Leukaemia in 2008. Former fly-half Phil Bennett (second from the right) and full-back JPR Williams (far left) watched the action unfold and gave their support before entertaining everyone involved with a Q & A in the evening.
Do you have stories and photos about Cure Leukaemia that you would like to share with us? Perhaps you have been treated by Cure Leukaemia's clinical team and you have gone on to do some amazing things? Well, we would love to hear your stories and some may even make it onto our website! If you have a story to share please email Bobby@CureLeukaemia.co.uk