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Businessmen to swap suits for hiking boots in 100km walk for CL

25th April 2017

Three leading Midlands businessmen are taking on an epic 100km walk in July to raise funds towards the £1m Centre Appeal of blood cancer charity Cure Leukaemia. Partner at Veale Wasbrough Vizards Clive Read, solicitor at Shakespeare Martineau Josh Hartle, acting chief executive at Coventry...

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Centre Expansion To Begin In May

25th April 2017

Work on the £3.2 million expansion of the Centre for Clinical Haematology at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital will get underway on May 22nd 2017   Cure Leukaemia has made a commitment to raising an additional £1 million in 2017 to ensure the expanded Centre for Clinical Haematology (CCH)...

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Baggies star Foster getting ‘shirty’ for Cure Leukaemia

19th April 2017

West Bromwich Albion goalkeeper Ben Foster is getting 'shirty' with his Premier League opponents to raise funds for Cure Leukaemia. The Baggies star has been a supporter of Cure Leukaemia ever since he took part in their London 2 Paris ride in 2015 and he is determined to raise as many funds as...

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Glynn Purnell helps stir up fundraising efforts!

18th April 2017

Following the success of last year’s event, which raised over £60,000, Glynn Purnell’s Friday Night Kitchen will return for 2017 with bigger ambitions than ever before. The celebrated event, now in its third year, is raising the bar for 2017 by making the move to The Vox at Resorts World...

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Former footballer stokes Dragonboat rivalry!

5th April 2017

Former England, Wolves and Crystal Palace footballer and Cure Leukaemia Patron Geoff Thomas has laid down the gauntlet to the CEO of the Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce Paul Faulkner ahead of the Brindleyplace Dragonboat Race on Saturday June 24th. Geoff, who took part last year...

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Cyclist Paul takes 100-mile road to recovery

27th March 2017

A Birmingham dad who is recovering from life-saving cancer treatment is taking on a tough 100-mile cycling challenge to raise funds to support the city’s world class blood cancer centre.   Paul Skipp, a 53-year-old PR agency director, is supporting the £3.2 million expansion of the...

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Vélo Birmingham’s 100 mile closed road route announced

6th March 2017

The West Midlands prepares to welcome 15,000 cyclists on September 24th and the full details of Vélo Birmingham’s much anticipated 100 mile closed road route have been released. Starting on Broad Street in central Birmingham on Sunday September 24, the 100 mile fully closed road route...

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Footballing Community & Government Backs Monumental Cycling Challenge

23rd February 2017

This year, five amateur cyclists intend to take on the “Three Tours Challenge”. This epic feat will see each team member cycle the three Grand Tours; the Giro D’Italia, Le Tour de France and La Vuelta a España. This challenge is a monumental one, with each rider set to cycle a total of...

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Brindleyplace 'to the rescue' with £100k target for Cure Leukaemia!

21st February 2017

A record-breaking fundraising target of £100,000 has been set for the 2017 Brindleyplace Dragonboat Race, in aid of Cure Leukaemia with all funds going towards its £1million Centre Appeal. The 18th annual Dragonboat Race returns to the Birmingham and Worcester Canal at Brindleyplace on...

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Take part in the Glades F.C 5-a-side tournament!

20th February 2017

The Glades F.C in Solihull are holding a 5-a-side football tournament this summer to raise funds and show their support to 12 year old Harrison Price, who is currently battling leukaemia. For information and to find out how to enter your team, please email Paul Donlon at...

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Pinsent Masons raise over £42,000 for Cure Leukaemia

13th February 2017

The staff of law firm Pinsent Masons raised over £42,000 for its office charity of the year Cure Leukaemia in 2016. The company was intent on hitting this fundraising total, as it is enough to fund one of Cure Leukaemia’s vital specialist research nurses for a year. Without the specialist...

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Jason set to cycle in support of teenage leukaemia patient Harry

9th February 2017

46-year-old Jason Green will ride the 75mile ‘Sunrise Express’ later this month to raise funds in support of his relative, 12-year-old Harry Price. Football mad Harry was diagnosed with Philadelphia positive Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia in October 2016 and is currently undergoing...

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Cure Leukaemia's £1m Centre Appeal

2nd February 2017

This is THE year for the whole #CLFamily to unite to help raise an additional £1m to fully fund the £3.2m expansion of the globally significant Centre for Clinical Haematology in Birmingham by December 31st 2017. This transformational project will double the world class facility’s...

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Famous faces launch our £1m appeal

13th January 2017

Premier League football star Ben Foster, cricketer Jonathan Trott, football manager Aidy Boothroyd, X-Factor winner Sam Bailey, former footballer and blood cancer survivor Geoff Thomas and 100 key figures from the West Midlands region attended the launch of Cure Leukaemia’s appeal to fund the...

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Brindleyplace to back CL again in 2017!

5th January 2017

Brindleyplace is giving back in 2017 with the announcement of four new charity partners, a first in the estate’s history. All Birmingham based charities, the funds raised at Brindleyplace this year will go towards local people and causes and Cure Leukaemia is thrilled to be supported through...

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Award-winning team near £25,000 in fundraising!

6th December 2016

It is not easy being a teenager whose family have been devastated by the effect that cancer has had on one of your parents. However, Jack Holding, from Shrewsbury, is a young man who has a belief in positive thinking and a desire to do something to fight the disease. Jack is part of the...

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#CLChampions Award Winners 2016

18th November 2016

    Individual Fundraiser Of The Year   Team Of The Year   Community Fundraiser Of The Year   Just One More Award   Corporate Partner Of The Year   Wackiest Fundraiser Of The Year   Young Fundraiser Of The...

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Steven Shaw, My story

4th November 2016

Today we bring you the story of former leukaemia patient Steven Shaw who speaks about his battle with the disease and what he's doing now to help Cure Leukaemia...! Having retired and moved to the lovely Malvern Hills in August 2011, I soon became very ill with severe anaemia. After...

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Team CL Videos & Photos

17th October 2016

It was another memorable Great Birmingham Run in 2016 and, as ever, we have some exclusive videos & photos for our runners to treasure completey FREE! Take a look at these below - we will have further photos later in the week.   This year we filmed many of our runners as they crossed...

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Cricketer Tom set to run in memory of his Dad

14th October 2016

Tom Payne is set to run the Great Birmingham Run on Sunday in memory of his father Andy who passed away after a brave battle with Acute Myeloid Leukaemia (AML) in July. Tom has so far raised £5,000 for Cure Leukaemia - to donate click HERE. The players and coaching staff of Warwickshire...

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Good Luck Team Cure Leukaemia

12th October 2016

    200 runners will take to the streets of Second City on Sunday to take on the Great Birmingham Run for Cure Leukaemia. There are so many inspirational stories out there but here are some of the stories we have featured on our website First time runner Amy Thompson has...

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‘I will get through the Great Birmingham Run for Dad.’

5th October 2016

It is under four weeks until the Great Birmingham Run and one first-time runner taking part only started training properly a fortnight ago! 34-year-old Elizabeth Cunningham from Sheldon in Birmingham applied for Cure Leukaemia’s 8-week training challenge to receive expert training and guidance...

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Wear Red Day

29th September 2016

Friday September 30th is 'Wear Red Day' for Cure Leukaemia Please send in your pictures and keep us up to date with your day. We are looking forward to seeing how creative some of our supporters have been in helping raise vital funds for us in Blood Cancer Awareness Month. With your help...

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Crown's Clients Pedal For Pounds

27th September 2016

Clients of a leading Tamworth Software Company helped give a little push to a ‘pedal for pounds’ charity bid. Crown Workforce Management Systems urged delegates to its annual customer conference to take off their jackets, loosen their ties and power up the pedals of a static bike in aid...

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Velo Birmingham officially launches

22nd September 2016

The inaugural Velo Birmingham was officially launched at the NEC Cycle Show today following a teaser campaign that generated over 30,000 pre-registrations - and we are delighted to have been chosen as a lead charity partner for the event! Organised by CSM Active in partnership with...

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FLASH SALE - get your own Cure Leukaemia merchandise!

14th September 2016

Each year, hundreds of our supporters don the red and white of Cure Leukaemia whilst they take part in fundraising events up and down the country (sometimes overseas too!) so now we're holding a one off, FLASH SALE giving you the opportunity to purchase our Cure Leukaemia t-shirts and raise...

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The Human Hamster Wheel Returns!

7th September 2016

A team of 25 West Midlands firefighters and 25 paramedics from the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity are taking part in an intense endurance challenge for blood cancer charity Cure Leukaemia, The Fire Fighters Charity and the Midlands Air Ambulance.   The challenge starts at 5pm on Friday...

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CL supported at Warriors v Gloucester

7th September 2016

The Worcester Warriors Community Foundation is supporting blood cancer charity Cure Leukaemia throughout the 2016/17 season through the #LeadTheWay campaign with fundraising beginning at Friday’s Aviva Premiership match against Gloucester. Cure Leukaemia fund the position of specialist...

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'I'd love Professor Craddock's job one day!'

6th September 2016

With the Great Birmingham run less than seven weeks away you might be forgiven for thinking that is not enough time for a first-time runner to train for a 13.1mile half marathon but that’s exactly what 23 year-old Amy Thompson from Wolverhampton is doing. Amy won the chance to take on Cure...

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A record donation from Brindleyplace!

31st August 2016

Blood Cancer Awareness Month (September) has got off to an oar-some start in Birmingham thanks to a record donation from Brindleyplace to Cure Leukaemia. Earlier this summer, almost 200 city professionals battled it out along the Birmingham and Worcester canal in Chinese longboats at the...

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Luxury Hotels Going Head To Head For Cure Leukaemia

30th August 2016

Luxury Birmingham Hotels, Malmaison and Hotel du Vin are engaging in some friendly rivalry to raise vital funds for Cure Leukaemia. Both Hotels are now official Corporate Partners of the charity and will be fundraising throughout Cure Leukaemia’s ‘Just One More’ campaign which aims to raise...

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Skateboarding success for 11 year old Thomas!

25th August 2016

For many youngsters, the 6-week school holidays is often a time for relaxing in the sunshine, meeting up with friends and enjoying evenings without homework but Thomas Sharpe decided to be a little different this year and instead, dedicated his time to raising money for Cure...

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Pinsent Masons bike ride raises over £2,000!

23rd August 2016

International law firm Pinsent Masons held their annual charity bike ride through the Warwickshire countryside in July and over £2,000 was raised for Birmingham-based blood cancer charity Cure Leukaemia. Over 70 cyclists took part, including Cure Leukaemia Trustee, Pinsent Masons...

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Nominations Open for #CLChampions Awards

18th August 2016

To celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Centre for Clinical Haematology at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, Cure Leukaemia has opened nominations for the ‘CL Champions Awards’. Ten prestigious awards will be presented to supporters that have raised funds for the charity on...

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Blues stars donate names on deadline day

18th August 2016

Birmingham City manager Gary Rowett is leading the way in support of Cure Leukaemia as he and the current playing squad today donated their names to our latest fundraising campaign. Rowett and the Blues squad have joined hundreds of other supporters in donating £20 to have their names...

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An opportunity not to be missed...!

11th August 2016

Have you never run a half marathon before? Have you never really been a runner? Cannot believe you can be prepared to run 13.1miles in 8 weeks? Well… Cure Leukaemia is offering a first time runner the opportunity to have ten weeks free personal training to get them ready to take on the Great...

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Time running out to #DonateYourName

10th August 2016

  Time is running out for people to be involved in Cure Leukaemia’s innovative fundraising campaign, ‘Donate Your Name.’ The campaign offers the public the opportunity to add their name or chosen name to the design of the charity’s commemorative running shirt which will be worn by all of...

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Latest GPFNK guest no longer a Mistry

10th August 2016

The carving knives will be out for actor Jimi Mistry when he showcases his freshly-honed culinary skills by joining pal Glynn Purnell on stage for the ultimate live cooking experience. The East is East, Coronation Street and EastEnders star is the latest addition to the celebrity line-up...

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England Cricket stars donate names

5th August 2016

England Cricket Stars Donate Names Ahead of the 3rd Investec Test Match between England and Pakistan at Edgbaston Chris, Woakes, Joe Root, Moeen Ali and Steven Finn donated their names to Cure Leukaemia. You can still join them and #DonateYourName at donateyourname.co.uk to make sure your...

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Villa players Donate Names!

5th August 2016

Aston Villa's squad donate names to Cure Leukaemia   Following Wolverhampton Wanderers, Warwickshire County Cricket Club, the England Cricket Team and Worcester Warriors - Aston Villa are the latest sports stars to donate their names. There is still time to join them on this special...

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Wolves Stars Donate Names To Cure Leukaemia

1st August 2016

Playing and coaching staff at Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club are supporting Cure Leukaemia’s ‘Donate Your Name’ campaign this summer. Wolves stars, including captain Danny Batth and goalkeeper Carl Ikeme, have donated £20 to have their names included in the design of Cure Leukaemia’s 10th...

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Worcester Warriors to support Cure Leukaemia during 2016/17 season

25th July 2016

Aviva Premiership rugby club Worcester Warriors will be supporting blood cancer charity Cure Leukaemia throughout their 2016/17 campaign through the Warriors Community Foundation. The club will be engaging with their supporters to raise awareness and funds for Cure Leukaemia and the first...

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The Bears Donate Names To Cure Leukaemia

21st July 2016

All playing and coaching staff at Warwickshire County Cricket Club (WCCC) are supporting Cure Leukaemia’s ‘Donate Your Name’ campaign this summer. The Bears have all donated £20 to have their names included in the design of Cure Leukaemia’s 10th Anniversary running shirt which will be worn by...

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Over 30 staff from Worcestershire Hospitals set to run 13.1 miles

19th July 2016

Over 30 haematology staff from Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust have been inspired to run the Great Birmingham Run on Sunday October 16th for blood cancer charity Cure Leukaemia. Doctors, former patients, lab technicians, and nurses from the trust – which runs the Alexandra...

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Dr Paul Ferguson wins prestigious award

11th July 2016

University Hospitals Birmingham clinical lecturer in haematology Dr Paul Ferguson has won a prestigious award for his research into stem cell transplantation for patients with acute myeloid leukaemia (AML). Dr Ferguson picked up the John Goldman Prize for the best clinical research...

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From Megève to Morzine as Fred Meades takes on one of the world’s most prestigious sportives

5th July 2016

It’s known by cyclists as one of the benchmark cycling sportives and the countdown is on for Fred Meades as he sets off for Megève to take on Etape de Tour - the biggest amateur cycling race, just days before the elite cyclists themselves. Fred, 55 from Inkbeerrow in Redditch will join...

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Donate Your Name

28th June 2016

Blood cancer charity Cure Leukaemia is celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Centre for Clinical Haematology (CCH) at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham by attempting a world record for the most names included in the design of a running shirt.   The charity’s ‘Donate Your Name’...

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Fort Dunlop to #KissForACure to raise funds for Cure Leukaemia

20th June 2016

Historic Birmingham landmark Fort Dunlop will be supporting Cure Leukaemia for the next 12 months with a host of fun and innovative fundraising ideas. This June, the whole building, which houses over 40 companies and over 2000 employees on site, will be taking part in their #KissForACure...

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Brindleyplace hoping for record-breaking Dragonboat Race!

16th June 2016

Brindleyplace is hoping to raise a record amount for Cure Leukaemia at this year’s Dragonboat Race, which takes place on Saturday 18 June, the day before Father’s Day. The event, sponsored by Deutsche Bank, is now in its 17th year and will see businesses from across Birmingham battle it out in...

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Inspirational Chris completes 1000+ mile walk

14th June 2016

On Wednesday 15th June, exactly two months after he started, Chris Cottam, 57 from Wokingham, Berkshire completed his epic ‘BIG JOGLE’ challenge – a 1,000 mile walk from John O’Groats to Land’s End to raise funds for three charities close to his heart; Cure Leukaemia, Breast Cancer UK and...

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Celebrity appearances help the Hayden family smash £150,000!

13th June 2016

Stars from the silver screen, TV and football helped a Kidderminster family smash the £150,000 fundraising barrier for Cure Leukaemia at a golf day held in memory of their son. The tenth annual Stephen Hayden charity golf day, organised by dad Roy, mum Barbara and sister Amanda, raised...

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Matalan Birmingham to join Cure Leukaemia family

26th May 2016

Matalan, Birmingham will be raising funds for blood cancer charity throughout 2016. It has entered two boats for the Brindleyplace Dragonboat Race on Saturday June 18th with team members taking part and fundraising from stores across the country. The retailer, that prides itself on...

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London 2 Paris set to raise record amount

25th May 2016

On Sunday May 22nd, 200 cyclists led by former England, Crystal Palace and Wolves footballer and blood cancer survivor Geoff Thomas arrived in Paris to complete the epic four day 500km ride that started in Greenwich Park. Despite driving rain during the grandstand finish riding past a...

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Good Luck Team Revolution!

17th May 2016

Broadcaster and writer Adrian Chiles, England and West Brom Goalkeeper Ben Foster and Warwickshire and England cricketer Jonathan Trott have recorded video messages of support for Cure Leukaemia Patron Geoff Thomas and 200 cyclists that begin the 500km ride from London to Paris on Thursday...

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Brewin Dolphin visit leukaemia Centre ahead of 500km ride

16th May 2016

Nine employees of national wealth management firm Brewin Dolphin, who are set to cycle 500km from London to Paris to raise funds for Cure Leukaemia this week, visited the Centre for Clinical Haematology (CCH) at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham to see how their fundraising will help save...

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Donna Wins Pride Of Nursing Award!

12th May 2016

  On International Nurses Day 2016 one of Cure Leukaemia's Specialist Research Nurses Donna Walsh has been recognised at the Birmingham Mail's Pride of Nursing Awards   Donna was joined at the Marriott Hotel in Birmingham by one of the patients who nominated her for the award, James...

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#CLfamily celebrate Centre's 10th Anniversary

10th May 2016

  Broadcaster Adrian Chiles and former footballer and blood cancer survivor Geoff Thomas joined patients, nurses, clinicians, fundraisers and major local businessmen in celebrating the 10th Anniversary of The Centre for Clinical Haematology (CCH) at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital,...

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Let's be inspired

3rd May 2016

‘I ran today because Cure Leukaemia is a wonderful charity and a great cause for a friend of mine called Andy Payne from Kings Heath Cricket Club who has blood cancer, I wish him all the best.’ These were the words of 49-year-old James Gittins from Bournville on the finish line of the...

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"He is an inspiration to me and our children"

29th April 2016

My name is Natalie Edwards and I knew very little about blood cancer until March 2nd 2016. I have been with my husband for 18 years (childhood sweethearts some might say) we have been married for 6 years and have two children, our son Jordan who is 16 and our daughter Sophie who is...

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Sought after football shirts helping Nick raise £1000

28th April 2016

  Press Association journalist Nick Mashiter has used his extensive contacts in the football world to help raise £1000 towards his fundraising target for Cure Leukaemia’s London 2 Paris cycle ride in May.   Nick, from the Jewellery Quarter, is taking part in London 2 Paris:...

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'Cycling for Cure Leukaemia helped me recover from injury'

25th April 2016

England and West Bromwich Albion goalkeeper Ben Foster believes taking part in Cure Leukaemia’s London 2 Paris bike ride in 2015 led by former England, Crystal Palace and Wolves footballer and blood cancer survivor Geoff Thomas helped his recovery from a serious knee injury. The...

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“I’ll never forget Steve’s final words"

19th April 2016

“Be brave, mum.” These final, heartfelt words of a selfless Kidderminster man sparked a decade-long fundraising drive which has seen his family generate a staggering £140,000 for blood cancer sufferers. Stephen Hayden lost his 12-month battle against acute myeloid leukaemia in August...

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Chris all set to embark on his 1000-mile ‘Big JOGLE’

14th April 2016

On Friday April 15th, 57-year-old Chris Cottam from Wokingham, Berkshire begins his epic 1000 mile walk from John O’Groats to Land’s End to raise funds for three charities; Cure Leukaemia, Breast Cancer UK and the Holt School in Wokingham.   For most the standard walk would be a...

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Birmingham office of KPMG raises over £11K for Cure Leukaemia

11th April 2016

The Birmingham office of professional services firm, KPMG, raised over £11,000 for Cure Leukaemia last year. Due to Cure Leukaemia’s relationship with pharmaceutical companies, KPMG’s fundraising can leverage over £110,000 in potentially life-saving drug and transplant treatments for blood...

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Master chocolatier set to join Glynn Purnell for his Friday Night Kitchen

5th April 2016

Pastry chef, chocolatier and the author of the best selling Afternoon Tea at Home, Will Torrent will be joining Michelin starred chef Glynn Purnell and X-Factor winner Sam Bailey at Glynn Purnell’s Friday Night Kitchen on October 7th 2016 at Villa Park’s Holte Suite. The chef, who has worked...

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Ben Foster makes leukaemia patient’s birthday extra special

4th April 2016

Cure Leukaemia patient and West Brom fan Allan Morris from Hanbury in Worcestershire had a birthday to remember as he visited the West Bromwich Albion training ground to meet goalkeeper Ben Foster. Allan was being treated for Acute Myeloid Leukaemia (AML) when Foster took part in London 2...

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Birmingham Leading the Fight Against Blood Cancer

31st March 2016

Birmingham is leading the way, internationally, in the fight against blood cancer. World-class clinicians and scientists based at the Centre for Clinical Haematology at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital and the University of Birmingham are driving forward groundbreaking new therapies and saving lives...

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16 Pinsent Masons staff ready for Great Birmingham 10K!

30th March 2016

One of the region’s most senior business leaders is urging city companies to take part in this year’s Great Birmingham 10k Business Challenge after the event’s organisers revealed the 2016 competition will be the biggest ever. More than 300 runners representing over 30 companies have now...

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Jonathan Trott signs up for the Great Birmingham 10k!

22nd March 2016

Jonathan Trott will be embarking on a run chase even while Warwickshire CCC are enjoying a break from action – after signing up for his first Great Birmingham 10k. The former England batsman has been a half-marathon regular in recent years and is now preparing for a shorter innings on the...

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Botham, Bell and Trott show support for Chris and his 1000-mile ‘Big JOGLE’

15th March 2016

It is one month until 56-year-old Chris Cottam from Wokingham, Berkshire begins his epic 1000 mile walk from John O’Groats to Land’s End to raise funds for three charities and three legends of English cricket have given video messages of support.   The IT Business consultant begins his...

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Brewin Dolphin to front Cure Leukaemia’s London 2 Paris bike ride

14th March 2016

Leading UK wealth management firm, Brewin Dolphin, is leading the fight against blood cancer with a headline sponsorship for premier cycling event London 2 Paris: Inspiring The Revolution. The 500km cycle ride from Greenwich to the French capital from May 19th – 23rd 2016 will involve up to 300...

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Glynn Purnell to welcome X-Factor winner Sam Bailey to GPFNK

13th March 2016

Michelin starred chef Glynn Purnell will open the doors of his Friday Night Kitchen on October 7th at Villa Park’s Holte Suite and the ‘Yummy Brummie’ will be joined by X-Factor winner Sam Bailey. The East Londoner, now living in the Midlands, will join Glynn on stage to assist with the...

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Prof Craddock and colleagues aim to raise £40K through London 2 Paris

4th March 2016

Professor Charlie Craddock CBE and four members of staff from the Centre for Clinical Haematology (CCH) at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham are saddling up for a 500km bike ride with the aim of raising £40K for Cure Leukaemia. Cure Leukaemia co-founder Professor Craddock, Shamyla...

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Jaguar Land Rover present Cure Leukaemia with £20,000

3rd March 2016

Jaguar Land Rover presented Cure Leukaemia with a cheque for £20,000 at the Centre for Clinical Haematology (CCH) at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital this week. In October 2015, 50 office staff from Jaguar Land Rover and 10 employees of their creative agency Pink Squid ran the Great...

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Greater Birmingham Chambers raise £10K

17th February 2016

The Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce will once again support blood cancer charity Cure Leukaemia as its chosen charity for 2016 after a successful partnership last year raised nearly £10,000. President Greg Lowson (left) and CEO Paul Faulkner (Right) President of the Birmingham...

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Innovative support from Elonex Outdoor Media

16th February 2016

Digital advertising specialists Elonex Outdoor Media is driving an innovative method of support for their official charity partner Cure Leukaemia. Elonex has supported Cure Leukaemia since 2014, and whilst the company is never shy of fundraising the traditional way they have also helped the...

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Birmingham to lead the way with breakthrough cancer treatment

16th February 2016

  The Centre for Clinical Haematology (CCH) at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham will be leading the way in administering trials of the revolutionary cancer treatment highlighted in the national media today. The Independent reported: “A revolutionary cancer therapy that uses...

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Ian Bell and Bears teammates give boost to Cure Leukaemia patients

11th February 2016

Players and staff from Warwickshire County Cricket Club (WCCC) gave a boost to two cricket loving blood cancer patients when they made their annual visit to the Centre for Clinical Haematology (CCH) at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QE). The Centre is supported by WCCC’s lead charity...

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Got the best team in Brum? Battle it out at Brindleyplace this summer!

10th February 2016

In a bid to be the best in Birmingham, businesses across the city are invited to battle it out at the annual Brindleyplace Dragonboat Race, whilst raising valuable funds for Cure Leukaemia in the process. Now in its 17th year, the Dragonboat Race returns to the canal at Brindleyplace on...

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Give £10 to celebrate 10 years of the CCH!

9th February 2016

To celebrate the 10 year anniversary of the Centre for Clinical Haematology, leukaemia patient Jayne Bailey-Jones is using a very unique way of fundraising to help raise money for Cure Leukaemia co-founder Professor Charlie Craddock CBE, who has helped save her life. Since being diagnosed...

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Pinsent Masons’ staff aim to raise £40K in 2016

2nd February 2016

The Birmingham office of legal firm Pinsent Masons has chosen Cure Leukaemia as its official charity and aim to raise £40,000 to fund a specialist research nurse in 2016. Since 2012, Pinsent Masons staff have supported Cure Leukaemia raising nearly £38,000 and through Cure Leukaemia’s...

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Nurses from the QE Hospital raise £3,500!

7th January 2016

A team of nurses from ward 625 at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham have raised £3,500 over the Christmas period to support their team of runners who took part in the Morrisons Great Birmingham Run in October. The team all work on blood cancer ward 625 at the hospital and...

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Famous Flashbacks - Images from the CL archives

30th December 2015

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...

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Professor Craddock Awarded CBE

30th December 2015

  Cure Leukaemia Co-Founder Professor Charlie Craddock has been awarded a CBE in the Queen’s New Years Honours.   Professor Craddock is Director of the Blood and Marrow Transplant Unit at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham and Professor of Haemato-oncology at the University of...

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Start your New Year with a good deed!

14th December 2015

Pay it Forward and start your New Year with a good deed! As you're thinking about breaking up for Christmas, New Year and the party season, how about committing to start the New Year with a good deed that will directly help patients suffering with blood cancer? We are asking you to...

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Le Tour cyclist raises £10K for Cure Leukaemia at celebratory dinner

10th November 2015

Wealth manager Stephen Jones, who rode all 21 stages of the 2015 Tour de France route in July in aid of Cure Leukaemia, has raised an additional £10,000 for the charity after a celebratory dinner in Dorridge, Solihull. The father of two, who works for national wealth management firm...

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Cyclist raises £3K after LEJOG challenge

29th October 2015

Cordula Schirmeister from Harrow, Middlesex has completed a 900+ mile cycling challenge from Land’s End to John O’Groats to raise funds for Cure Leukaemia.   The 57 year old, who's originally from Germany and has taken part in rides from London to Paris and Venice to Genoa...

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£25k donation from Deloitte helps Just One More exceed £40k target!

28th October 2015

Cure Leukaemia can fund the lifesaving work of Just One More specialist research nurse – after a generous donation from Deloitte in Birmingham propelled the total raised during international Blood Cancer Awareness Month past the £50,000 mark. Cure Leukaemia launched its biggest-ever...

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Thank you to all our Great Birmingham runners!

19th October 2015

Everyone at Cure Leukaemia would like to say a massive thank you to all of our runners for their fantastic efforts at yesterday's Morrison's Great Birmingham Run!      Thousands of runners took to the streets of Birmingham for the 13.1mile course and we were proud to see so many of...

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Glynn Purnell’s Friday Night Kitchen raises £60,000

9th October 2015

Birmingham’s celebrated foodie event, Glynn Purnell’s Friday Night Kitchen, has raised £60,000 for Cure Leukaemia. On Friday, 2nd October, 400 foodies joined ‘Yummy Brummie’ and trustee of Cure Leukaemia Glynn Purnell, and his celebrity friends Masterchef judge Gregg Wallace, TV...

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Pinsent Masons staff ready to run!

7th October 2015

Six members of staff from the Birmingham office of legal firm Pinsent Masons are gearing up to run the Morrisons Great Birmingham Run for Cure Leukaemia next weekend. Martin Preece, Jade Morrison, Richard Moulton, David Meisel, Jodie Woollin and Dan Braithwaite are all in training for the...

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The Binding Site prepare for their latest challenge

7th October 2015

Runners from Birmingham business The Binding Site are in training to take part in the Morrisons Great Birmingham Run in October to raise funds for Cure Leukaemia. The Binding Site, which employs over 400 staff at their office in Edgbaston, specialise in producing highly sensitive and...

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50+ team from Jaguar Land Rover set to run for Cure Leukaemia

7th October 2015

Over 50 office staff from Jaguar Land Rover and 10 employees of their PR provider Pink Squid are set to run the inaugural Morrisons Great Birmingham Run to raise funds for Cure Leukaemia on Sunday October 18th. Training has already begun in earnest for the employees of the iconic Midlands...

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Birmingham's medical excellence recognised

5th October 2015

Article in the Financial Times highlights Birmingham's medical excellence Finally Birmingham is starting to gain national media recognition for its medical excellence after an article by Andrew Ward was published this week in the Financial Times. Cure Leukaemia Co-Founder Professor...

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Aston Villa to support Just One More

22nd September 2015

Aston Villa and Birmingham City supporters are being urged to put their rivalry to one side and unite in support of Cure Leukaemia’s Just One More campaign at Tuesday’s eagerly-awaited Second City derby.   Aston Villa’s official charity, Villa in the Community have kindly agreed to...

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'Let's unite & save lives' - BCFC fan & patient

21st September 2015

  Lifelong Birmingham City fan and blood cancer patient, James Cunningham, is living proof about the importance of Cure Leukaemia’s Just One More campaign which Aston Villa, through official charity Villa in the Community, are supporting at tonight’s Capital One Cup third-round...

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Elonex show their support for Just One More

17th September 2015

  Cure Leukaemia charity partner Elonex Outdoor Media showing their support for Just One More   If you have been travelling around Birmingham of late you are likely to have seen adverts promoting the Just One More campaign on the M6, A45, M5 and A38. Elonex Outdoor Media are showing...

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‘Just One More’ campaign close to £40,000 target!

16th September 2015

Cure Leukaemia’s Just One More campaign is close to reaching £40,000 target to fund a nurse! As Blood Cancer Awareness draws to a close, Cure Leukaemia's 'Just One More' campaign is close to reaching the £40,000 target set at the beginning of September, enough to fund a specialist...

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Challenge accepted - KPMG enter team for Great Birmingham Run

14th September 2015

A team of six runners from KPMG Enterprise in Birmingham are training to take part in the Morrisons Great Birmingham Run Business Challenge on Sunday 18th October. The team is fundraising for Cure Leukaemia and aims to raise at least £2,000, a figure that would be worth £20,000 in...

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Nurses set to run in the Morrisons Great Birmingham Run

3rd September 2015

Nine nurses from the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham are gearing up to run the Morrisons Great Birmingham Run to raise funds for Cure Leukaemia. The team all work on blood cancer ward 625 at the hospital and administer some of the treatments made possible by funds raised for the...

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Help us fund 'Just One More' nurse this September

2nd September 2015

Calling all supporters! Let’s spare Just One More pound to help Cure Leukaemia fund Just One More specialist research nurse – and save lives. To mark international Blood Cancer Awareness Month this September, we are calling for the whole Cure Leukaemia family to get behind our...

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£64,966 raised through the 2015 Dragonboat Festival!

1st September 2015

International Blood Cancer Awareness Month will get off to a great start for Cure Leukaemia, thanks to a donation of £64,966 from fundraisers at Brindleyplace. The staggering amount of money was raised by the annual Dragonboat Festival which saw teams made up of local businesses from...

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Cure Leukaemia's 'colorful' runners!

17th August 2015

The Color Run was a huge success for Cure Leukaemia's fundraisers   Cure Leukaemia had a great turn out at the Color Run this weekend with many members of the #CLFamily taking part in the 'happiest 5km run on the planet.'   15 nurses from the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham,...

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15 nurses and blood cancer patient set for Color Run

12th August 2015

15 nurses from the Queen Elizabeth Hospital and a 21-year-old blood cancer patient are ready to take part in the Color Run this weekend to raise funds for Cure Leukaemia. 15 nurses and health care assistants from Ward 625 at the QE are ready to take on the ‘happiest 5km run on the planet’...

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Celebration time as Geoff Thomas & Le Tour team reaches Paris finale

27th July 2015

An emotional Geoff Thomas insisted there will be no let-up in his fundraising mission for Cure Leukaemia after his Le Tour – One Day Ahead challenge reached a triumphant finale in Paris. The ex-England footballer and his team of ten amateur cyclists brought their brutal 3,360km ride to an...

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£5 to help find a cure for leukaemia

22nd July 2015

Geoff Thomas has issued a worldwide rallying call for support as he and his team of ten amateur cyclists begin the final 500km of their brutal ‘Le Tour – One Day Ahead’ challenge for Cure Leukaemia today (Wednesday). We have labeled Wednesday July 22 ‘#5ForACure’ day, when Geoff will be...

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Pinsent Masons bike ride raises over £2,000

20th July 2015

International law firm Pinsent Masons held their annual charity bike ride through the Warwickshire countryside in July and over £2,000 was raised for Birmingham-based blood cancer charity Cure Leukaemia. Over 70 cyclists took part, including Cure Leukaemia Trustee and Pinsent Masons’...

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The Color Run awaits for Ward 625 nurses!

15th July 2015

15 nurses and health care assistants from Ward 625 at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham have teamed up to fundraise for Cure Leukaemia this summer in the most colourful fashion! On August 15th, Kiran Ali, Jessica Cain, Laura Conway, Martin Cooghan, Natalie Hollis, Maneeba...

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Geoff Thomas' fundraising efforts tops £600,000

13th July 2015

GEOFF Thomas heads into the second, punishing week of his ‘Le Tour – One Day Ahead (LTODA)’ challenge boosted by the news his fundraising efforts for Cure Leukaemia have topped £600,000. The LTODA riders had clocked 939 miles in the saddle when completing the tenth – and first mountain –...

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Meet the Team: Le Tour - One Day Ahead

1st July 2015

Meet the Le Tour - One Day Ahead Team   On Friday July 3rd these eleven amateur cyclists will begin one of the world's toughest physical challenges to raise funds for Cure Leukaemia. They will be riding all 21 stages of the Tour de France, one day ahead of the professionals. A distance...

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London 2 Paris a 'Triomphe'

24th June 2015

More than 200 amateur riders brought Paris to a halt on Sunday afternoon when they streamed into the French capital to complete their 500km cycling challenge in aid of Cure Leukaemia. After setting off from Greenwich Park on Thursday at 8am, the ‘London 2 Paris: Inspiring the Revolution’...

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London 2 Paris a huge success!

23rd June 2015

Cure Leukaemia would like to say a massive thank you to over 200 cyclists and their support crew for making 'London 2 Paris: Inspiring the Revolution' a huge success. Take a look at the highlights video from each day below, plus a truly unique parody video and some unofficial photos from the...

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Team Thomas set for London 2 Paris

27th May 2015

'London 2 Paris: Inspiring the Revolution' in June will be an emotional family affair for Geoff Thomas as he bids to raise £1million for Cure Leukaemia.   Geoff, Julie, Madison & Georgia discuss their L2P challenge The ex-England football international has revealed on the eve...

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Ben Foster getting on the bike for fitness and fundraising mission!

26th May 2015

Ben Foster is pedaling his way back to fitness from a serious knee injury – while helping Geoff Thomas raise £1million for Cure Leukaemia. But the England and West Bromwich Albion goalkeeper’s involvement in Geoff’s ‘London 2 Paris: Inspiring the Revolution’  cycle challenge could leave...

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Glynn Purnell's Friday Night Kitchen takes off with Birmingham Airport

22nd May 2015

The ultimate food event in Birmingham has been given a further boost after securing Birmingham Airport as headline sponsor. Glynn Purnell’s Friday Night Kitchen with Friends will see the Michelin-starred chef and MasterChef judge Gregg Wallace join forces to serve up a live culinary...

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Co-Founders, Chairman and CEO to cycle London 2 Paris

21st May 2015

Cure Leukaemia’s ‘London 2 Paris: Inspiring The Revolution’ cycling event will see key figures from within the charity saddling up and taking on the 500km journey to raise funds. Team Cure Leukaemia includes Co-Founders Professor Charlie Craddock and Graham Hampson Silk, Chairman Ian...

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How funds for Cure Leukaemia benefit clinical trials and save lives

20th May 2015

As the world celebrates #InternationalClinicalTrialsDay Cure Leukaemia are continually working hard to ensure funds are found to allow more trials of potentially life-saving drugs for blood cancer patients to take place.   Cure Leukaemia Patron and former England Footballer discusses the...

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Dragonboat giant screen set to wow spectators

20th May 2015

In a first for one of Birmingham's most popular annual fundraising events, the 2015 Brindleyplace Dragonboat Festival will feature a giant screen, which will broadcast live race action and raise funds for the day's chosen charity, Cure Leukaemia. The 22 square metre screen will be located...

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Birmingham Chamber President set to saddle up for Cure Leukaemia

18th May 2015

Following the success of the recent Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce Annual Dinner which raised £8,171 for Cure Leukaemia, Chamber President Greg Lowson is in training to cycle ‘London 2 Paris: Inspiring the Revolution’ to raise even more funds for the charity he has chosen to support...

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Amateur cyclist joins Geoff Thomas' Le Tour team

15th May 2015

Rugby resident Trevor Clarke is preparing for the biggest challenge of his life after becoming the latest cyclist to join former England football international and blood cancer survivor, Geoff Thomas, on ‘Le Tour – One Day Ahead’. Trevor, from Newton Village, will pedal over 3,300km as he...

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Darren saddling up to help Geoff raise £1m for Cure Leukaemia

15th May 2015

Former Birmingham City and West Bromwich Albion defender Darren Purse is getting on his bike to help ex-England international Geoff Thomas raise £1million for Cure Leukaemia.   Darren, 38, who now plays for non-league Staines Town, is joining blood cancer survivor Geoff on his 500km...

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International Nurses Day

11th May 2015

Tuesday May 12th is International Nurses Day and we're urging the public to support Cure Leukaemia to fund more specialist research nurses like Michelle and Donna above.     By supporting Cure Leukaemia to are helping to fund more specialist research nurses which will help save the...

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Palace legend Thomas set to celebrate 25th anniversary

7th May 2015

Tuesday May 12th is the 25th anniversary of the famous FA Cup final between Crystal Palace and Manchester United in 1990 Bryan Robson was the United skipper and Geoff Thomas captained Crystal Palace on that day and the whole Palace squad are set to meet this evening in London for an...

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Rustie Lee to join Glynn Purnell for Friday Night Kitchen

1st May 2015

Larger-than-life star Rustie Lee is set to join Michelin-starred chef Glynn Purnell and Masterchef judge Gregg Wallace for the ultimate live culinary experience in front of 400 guests at Aston Villa Football Club this autumn. Best-known for her role in the 1980s ITV prime time show Game...

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Club Legends Cup 2015 launched to the media

30th April 2015

The 2015 Club Legends Cup was officially launched to the media this week in the public space of BBC WM 95.6 with the victorious Birmingham City skipper from 2014 Darren Purse, Coventry’s David Busst and Wolves’ Jody Craddock in attendance. This year’s event in aid of blood cancer charity...

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Female duo join 'Le Tour - One day ahead' team

28th April 2015

Helen Russell and Melissa Brand are proud to be flying the flag for female cyclists on Geoff Thomas’ ‘Le Tour – One Day Ahead’ challenge in aid of Cure Leukaemia. The duo are the latest additions to Geoff’’s team and hope their attempt to complete the 3,300km, 2015 Tour de France route...

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Lee and Piyush complete London Marathon!

27th April 2015

The sun shone on Sunday morning, where 2 very special runners completed the Virgin Money London Marathon for Cure Leukaemia along with 40,000 running enthusiasts, in one of the world major marathons. With thousands of participants from all over the world, there was bound to be...

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Mark Bright urges cyclists not to miss out on London 2 Paris

25th April 2015

MARK Bright fights back the tears as he recalls the gut-wrenching moment he discovered Geoff Thomas had been given just three months to live – and he is urging anyone who can ride a bike not to miss out on the ‘unforgettable experience’ of cycling from London to Paris with his ex-Crystal Palace...

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Duo prepared to run London Marathon for Cure Leukaemia

23rd April 2015

On Sunday morning, 40,000 running enthusiasts will line up in Greenwich Park, London ready to take on one of the world major marathons. For the first time ever Cure Leukaemia will be represented in the Virgin Money London Marathon, following two local fundraisers gaining entries to this year’s...

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Geoff Thomas welcomes sponsors for Le Tour - One Day Ahead

20th April 2015

GEOFF Thomas is delighted to welcome aboard Upgrade Bikes and Lezyne as new sponsorship partners of his Le Tour – One Day Ahead challenge. Upgrade Bikes is supplying former England footballer Geoff and his co-riders with award-winning products made by Lezyne, a global cycling accessories...

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Morrisons Great Birmingham 10K

8th April 2015

Donna Alos speaks to a group of women who are running the Morrisons Great Birmingham 10K for Cure Leukaemia   The inaugural Morrisons Great Birmingham 10K run is just weeks away and there's still time to sign up and run for Cure Leukaemia. The race takes place on Sunday May 3rd and is...

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Glynn Purnell and Gregg Wallace cook up a Friday Night with a difference

26th March 2015

Michelin-starred chef Glynn Purnell and Masterchef judge Gregg Wallace are joining forces to serve up a live culinary experience in front of 400 guests at Aston Villa Football Club this autumn. The event, Glynn Purnell’s Friday Night Kitchen with Friends, will take place on Friday 2nd...

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Annual Women's Day lunch raises £3,500

23rd March 2015

On Tuesday 3rd March, Deloitte held their annual Birmingham charity luncheon to mark the 2015 International Women's Day. Helen Fraser CBE, former MD of Penguin books, current CEO of The Girls’ Day School Trust and chairing judge for the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction, was the guest...

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KPMG announces support for Cure Leukaemia

19th March 2015

The Birmingham office of global professional services firm, KPMG, has announced its staff will be supporting Cure Leukaemia in 2015. KPMG has over 1000 employees in its Birmingham office and will be offering them the opportunity to be involved in Cure Leukaemia’s various fundraising...

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Exciting opportunity to join our team...

18th March 2015

Due to further growth we are in search of an Office Manager to join our team. We have a vacancy for an individual to join our creative fundraising team based in the Jewellery Quarter. This role will be varied and Ad Hoc on occasions due to the nature of our business, there will also be...

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George Lineker learns more about Cure Leukaemia at visit to QE

12th March 2015

George Lineker, the son of former England and Spurs striker and BBC Match of the Day presenter Gary, joined fellow leukaemia survivor and former England and Wolves footballer Geoff Thomas for a tour of the Centre for Clinical Haematology (CCH) at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham last...

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Pinsent Masons team join 'Team Revolution'

11th March 2015

Seven partners from the Birmingham office of legal firm Pinsent Masons, including office Head Greg Lowson, are in training to take part in London 2 Paris: Inspiring the Revolution this June. The cyclists will be joining former England, Wolves and Crystal Palace footballer and Cure...

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Michelin-starred chef announced as latest member of team ‘Le Tour'

6th March 2015

Award-winning chef Simon Gueller, from the renowned Box Tree restaurant in Ilkley, has been announced as the latest cyclist joining former England international footballer and leukaemia survivor, Geoff Thomas, on his Le Tour – One Day Ahead challenge from the 3rd to the 25th July 2015....

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Le Tour riders visit CCH, Birmingham

2nd March 2015

Left to right: James Maltin, Doug McKinnon, George Lineker, Phil Upton, Geoff Thomas, Dom Goggins, Nicki Aitken, Hayden Groves, Simon Gueller   Former England footballer and blood cancer survivor Geoff Thomas, seven of the Le Tour riders and George Lineker, met with Professor Charlie...

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Binding Site staff saddle up for London 2 Paris

18th February 2015

Ten members of staff from our partners at the Binding Site have signed up to take part in London 2 Paris: Inspiring the Revolution this June to raise funds for Cure Leukaemia. The employees will be joining former England, Wolves and Crystal Palace midfielder and Cure Leukaemia Patron...

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'Bone-shaker Marrow-thon' returns in 2015

10th February 2015

A CHARITY motorcycle ride raising money for blood cancer charities across the region is set to make a return in April following the success of the 2014 ride. More than 100 bikers braved torrential rain for the inaugural BONE-shaker MARROW-thon ride which was held in March last year. As...

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Sixth member of 'Le Tour' team announced

6th February 2015

James Maltin, from Wiltshire has been announced as the sixth cyclist joining former England footballer and leukaemia survivor, Geoff Thomas, on his Le Tour – One Day Ahead challenge.   James has committed to participating in the once-in-a-lifetime 3,300+ kilometre, 21-stage ride in July...

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Volunteers needed for a clinical trial to advance research

2nd February 2015

A team at the University of Birmingham’s School of Cancer Sciences and the CRUK Clinical Trials Unit is looking for volunteers for a study aiming to improve the outcome of stem cell transplantation for blood cancers. The study is evaluating the use of a vaccine to generate immune cells...

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Sponsorship packages now available for major cycling events

30th January 2015

In 2003, former England footballer, Geoff Thomas was diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukaemia and was given less than three months to live. Following treatment from Cure Leukaemia Co-founder and Director of the Blood and Marrow Transplant Unit at the QEHB, Professor Charlie Craddock, Geoff has...

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University of Birmingham & Cure Leukaemia unite once again

13th January 2015

Cure Leukaemia and the University of Birmingham, two leading forces in fight against Leukaemia will unite once again in 2015, with leukaemia survivor Geoff Thomas at the helm of their plans. This is the second collaboration between Cure Leukaemia and the University of Birmingham after...

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Lee Hendrie set to run the 2015 London Marathon!

12th January 2015

Former England, Aston Villa and Stoke City midfielder Lee Hendrie is taking part in the Virgin Money London Marathon on April 26th 2015 to raise money for Cure Leukaemia. Hendrie, 37, who recently opened ‘The Lee Hendrie Academy’ for girls and boys aged 16-19, has been affiliated with...

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2014 - A year to remember!

16th December 2014

As the end of 2014 draws to a close, we look back at what has been yet another phenomenal year at Cure Leukaemia thanks to the hard work of our wonderful fundraisers, partners, patients, Doctors, Nurses, Trustees, Patrons and Cure Leukaemia staff. We've picked out our top 10 highlights of...

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Cure Leukaemia wins the hearts of the Brindleyplace community

15th December 2014

Following a nail-biting public vote, Brindleyplace has announced Cure Leukaemia as their new charity partner for the coveted, annual Dragonboat Festival in 2015 and 2016.  The charity could be set to receive over £100,000 in fundraising over the next two years as a result of the new partnership...

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WCCC staff donate £25K to Cure Leukaemia

11th December 2014

  WCCC Captain Varun Chopra, Director of Cricket at WCCC Dougie Brown and Katherine Sinfield   Players and coaching staff from Warwickshire County Cricket Club made their annual visit to the Centre for Clinical Haematology at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital this week with a donation of...

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Birmingham Chamber President supports Cure Leukaemia's life-saving work

10th December 2014

President of The Birmingham Chamber of Commerce Greg Lowson has chosen Cure Leukaemia as the organisation’s official charity for his year of office. Cure Leukaemia will benefit from a host of fundraising initiatives organised by the Chamber throughout 2015 including quizzes, a summer...

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Survivor Geoff Thomas to help reaffirm the QE as world leader

9th December 2014

On Tuesday 9th December, Cure Leukaemia Patron Geoff Thomas revealed a boost for life-saving work at the Birmingham Centre for Clinical Haematology at a Parliamentary Conference. Geoff Thomas is recruiting 20 cyclists to join him in cycling Le Tour – One Day Ahead, aiming to raise £1...

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Nurses from Ward 625 raise over £2,000 for Cure Leukaemia

5th December 2014

A team of nurses from Ward 625 at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, along with the help of those at the Centre for Clinical Haematology have raised over £2,000 for Cure Leukaemia following a Christmas Raffle. The team who work alongside leukaemia patients on Ward 625 chose to raise money for...

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Vote CL at Brindleyplace and make Birmingham proud!

2nd December 2014

Cure Leukaemia are delighted to have been shortlisted as a charity partner of Brindleyplace in Birmingham for 2015 and 2016. We will now compete against two other charities on Friday 12th December to win the votes of both tenants and the Birmingham public, with the winning charity being...

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Wattbike announced as sponsor for Le Tour - One Day Ahead

1st December 2014

Wattbike, the innovative and award winning training bike manufacturer, has been announced as the first official sponsor of Le Tour – One Day Ahead. Geoff Thomas put through his paces at Wattbike HQ in Evesham The premium charity cycling event, featuring former England footballer and...

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Fiona's fundraiser exceeds £5k!

28th November 2014

20-year-old Fiona Codd from Sutton Coldfield has raised £5,050 for Cure Leukaemia through her recent fundraising evening at New Oscott Social Club. In November 2013 Fiona was like any other 19 year-old girl. She was studying hard to go to University and pursue a career in the media. She...

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First five ‘Le Tour’ cyclists announced

24th November 2014

We are delighted to announce the names of the first five cyclists who will join Geoff Thomas on 'Le Tour – One Day Ahead' in July 2015 - the 3,300+ kilometre, once in a lifetime challenge of riding all 21 stages of the Tour de France, just one day ahead of the pros. Ciaran Doran, from...

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Brooke raises over £5,000 for Cure Leukaemia

20th November 2014

18-year-old Brooke Evans from Redditch has raised £5,500 for Cure Leukaemia through her ‘Sprint for Life.’ Brooke has always had a passion for cars as her father Simon owns an independent Porsche business in Redditch so she decided to combine her love of cars with fundraising for a unique...

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Glynn inspires a Friday Night to remember!

3rd November 2014

Michelin-starred chef Glynn Purnell cooked up a treat for 350 guests as he helped Cure Leukaemia reward their finest fundraisers from the past year in a hugely successful evening. The 'Yummy Brummie', as the city-based chef is known, took to the stage to prepare and serve a sumptuous gourmet...

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Watch all our videos from the Great Birmingham Run

24th October 2014

On Sunday 19th October 400 runners ran for Cure Leukaemia and the University of Birmingham in the Bupa Great Birmingham Run and we captured the day with some truly memorable footage! Take a look below at a number of videos of Team Cure Leukaemia and see if you can spot...

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Well Done to Team Cure Leukaemia!

20th October 2014

We would like to say a HUGE well done to all of those runners who took part in the Bupa Great Birmingham Run on Sunday in support of Cure Leukaemia and the University of Birmingham! 20,000 runners pounded the streets of Birmingham in the glorious sunshine with around 400 of those...

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Family torn apart by leukaemia to raise money this Sunday

17th October 2014

The vast majority of families across the world will find themselves in the uncompromising situation in their lifetime where a loved one will sadly be affected by a form of cancer. But unlike many, Dr. Eki Sangha found herself in the heart-rending position where both her brother and her father...

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A good luck message to 'Team Cure Leukaemia'!

16th October 2014

This Sunday thousands of runners will line the streets of Birmingham to run the 2014 Bupa Great Birmingham Run with hundreds of those runners running for Cure Leukaemia and the University of Birmingham. This week we caught up with Doctors, Nurses and patients at the Centre for Clinical...

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West Midlands Police Officers in pursuit of finding a cure

9th October 2014

The chase is on for five police officers from the West Midlands as they swap their black boots for running shoes in a bid to raise money for Birmingham-based blood cancer charity Cure Leukaemia and the University of Birmingham in this year’s BUPA Great Birmingham Run. The team from West...

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Egyptologist set to run for 'Team Cure Leukaemia'

6th October 2014

Former University of Birmingham student, Egyptologist and TV personality Chris Naunton is running the Bupa Great Birmingham Run for Cure Leukaemia and the University in October. If he reaches his £1,500 fundraising target he will wear an Egyptian headdress for the race and if he raises £2,500 he...

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Geoff Thomas to revisit ‘the Tour’ Ten Years On

1st October 2014

Ten years after going into remission from leukaemia, former England footballer Geoff Thomas will hold two major cycling events in 2015 to support the work of Cure Leukaemia and Professor Charlie Craddock in Birmingham. In 2003 Geoff was diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukaemia and was...

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Leukaemia patient urges Brummies to run for Cure Leukaemia!

30th September 2014

Fiona Codd, a 20-year-old leukaemia patient from Sutton Coldfield, has urged the people of Birmingham that it is not too late to sign up and run for Cure Leukaemia and the University of Birmingham in the Bupa Great Birmingham Run in October. Fiona is currently in remission from acute...

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Firefighters raise over £5K from Hamster Wheel challenge!

29th September 2014

During blood cancer awareness month members of West Midlands Fire Service raised over £5,000 for Cure Leukaemia by completing 50 consecutive hours running on a human hamster wheel in full fire-fighting kit in Birmingham City Centre. The 50-hour challenge ran across the weekend with the...

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CEO of the Binding Site set to run for Cure Leukaemia

24th September 2014

Charles de Rohan, the Chief Executive of our official charity partners at The Binding Site is gearing up to run for Cure Leukaemia and The University of Birmingham in the Bupa Great Birmingham Run on October 19th. He joins 25 other employees from the company who will take to the streets...

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Yummy Brummie set to cook up a treat

16th September 2014

    Michelin starred chef Glynn Purnell will rustle up a gastronomic delight whilst also raising funds for Birmingham's major leukaemia charity during a star-studded night at Villa Park next month. Download Booking & Sponsorship Form Here The man behind the city's prestigious...

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Join Me For My Revolution!

16th September 2014

Hello, I’m Geoff Thomas, former England, Crystal Palace and Wolverhampton Wanderers footballer and Patron of blood cancer charity Cure Leukaemia. I’ve been in remission from chronic myeloid leukaemia for ten years and since then I have dedicated my time to helping more people survive blood...

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West Midlands Firefighters complete 50 hour Hamster Wheel challenge

9th September 2014

A 50-strong team of firefighters from West Midlands Fire Service (WMFS) took part in a unique endurance challenge to support Cure Leukaemia and The Fire Fighters Charity last weekend. Starting at 5pm on Friday September 12th underneath the bandstand at Birmingham’s Brindley Place, 50 of...

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Brooke's 'Sprint For Life' fundraiser a success!

4th September 2014

18-year-old Brooke Evans from Redditch, who has acute lymphoblastic leukaemia, raised money for Cure Leukaemia by completing her first driving sprint around Curborough racetrack in Staffordshire. Brooke has always been passionate about cars as her father Simon owns an independent Porsche...

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Geoff Thomas 'coming home' to Cure Leukaemia

3rd September 2014

Coinciding with the start of Blood Cancer Awareness Month, former Wolves, Crystal Palace and England midfielder Geoff Thomas is ‘coming home’ to help charity Cure Leukaemia raise £2 million in two years and significantly boost its efforts to help find a cure for the disease within 30 years....

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Katherine nominated for Pride of Britain

27th August 2014

A recovering leukaemia patient who devotes her time to raising awareness, campaigning Government and raising money for blood cancer charities, has been shortlisted for a Pride of Britain Award. Katherine Sinfield from Burton on Trent is one of only four finalists in the East and West...

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Father and daughter team up to fundraise for Cure Leukaemia

26th August 2014

Martin Gibson, aged 45, has teamed up with his nine-year-old daughter Lydia, to help raise funds for Cure Leukaemia. Martin was diagnosed with blood cancer in 2003 after he fell over and broke his arm, he was treated by Professor Charles Craddock and his team at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital...

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Adrian Chiles appointed Patron of Cure Leukaemia

26th August 2014

Acclaimed writer, journalist and broadcaster Adrian Chiles has been appointed as a Patron for Birmingham-based blood cancer charity Cure Leukaemia. The devoted West Bromwich Albion fan and Chief presenter for ITV Sport, who recently presented their coverage of the World Cup in Brazil, is...

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DES employees complete Pier to Pier Challenge

25th August 2014

Employees from DES Electrical Contractors, Wilden Services and Blackpool NHS completed their charity cycle from Clevedon Pier, Bristol to Southend on Sea Pier raising money for Cure Leukaemia! The five cyclists; Sean Egan, Brian Powell, Ian Brough, Matt Fife & Graham Forrester completed...

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'Marathon Man' Pete takes on latest challenge

22nd August 2014

'Marathon Man' Pete Gough kicked off his latest challenge this weekend as he aims to run 225 miles in just 8 days! Last year Aston Villa fan Pete Gough, 40, completed an epic 310 mile run from Celtic Park in Glasgow to Villa Park and was warmly greeted by the man who inspired him to do...

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Meet Naomi - our first ever NY Marathon runner!

19th August 2014

On November 2nd this year, Cure Leukaemia will be represented in the TCS New York Marathon for the first time ever! Starting under the shadow of the Statue of Liberty, Naomi Sullivan will line up alongside 50,000 fellow competitors who will run through the streets of Brooklyn, Queens, The...

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Walkabout announced as Team Cure Leukaemia HQ!

18th August 2014

Walkabout Birmingham has been announced as our official headquarters for the BUPA Great Birmingham Run on Sunday October 19th 2014. The leading venue on Broad Street is in a perfect location; just yards from the finish line where the participants will complete the 13.1 mile course. The...

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Jonathan Trott marks benefit year with Birmingham luncheon

14th August 2014

England’s triple Ashes-winning batsman Jonathan Trott – who left the tour of Australia last November because of a ‘stress-related condition’ – will be talking about his experiences at a Celebrity Luncheon in Birmingham on Friday, September 5th with proceeds of the event supporting Cure Leukaemia...

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Good luck to our 'Color Runners' this Saturday!

12th August 2014

For the first time ever, one of the world's most unique 5km runs comes to Birmingham and is set to light up the city this Saturday...   'The Color Run' is a one of a kind experience that is less about speed and more about enjoying a colorful and crazy day with your friends and...

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Volunteers needed for Clinical Vaccination Trial

8th August 2014

A team at the University of Birmingham’s School of Cancer Sciences and the CRUK Clinical Trials Unit is looking for healthy adult volunteers to participate in a Phase 1 vaccine trial to advance research into blood cancer.  If you are male, aged 18 years of age or over and are in good...

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Secure your exclusive place for the 2014 TCS New York Marathon

5th August 2014

Take a trip to the 'City that never sleeps' in November 2014 and run for Cure Leukaemia in the process!   Do you want to test yourself to the limit at one of the biggest mass participation events in the world on the streets of an iconic city that never sleeps? Well, this is your...

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Elonex become charity partner

4th August 2014

  A Birmingham-based Outdoor Media specialist has announced it is to donate premium advertising airtime to support its new official charity partner Cure Leukaemia. It will boost their ‘Birmingham, let’s cure leukaemia’ campaign, which aims to help the second city find a cure for all blood...

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Pinsent Masons bike ride raises nearly £3,000!

28th July 2014

Cure Leukaemia's long-standing supporters Pinsent Masons Birmingham, held their annual charity bike ride through the Warwickshire countryside in June and raised close to £3,000! Over 60 cyclists took part, including Cure Leukaemia Trustee and Pinsent Masons’ Birmingham Head of Office Greg...

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Dudley auctioneers set to run for Cure Leukaemia

25th July 2014

Three employees of Aston’s Auctioneers on Tower Street, Dudley are running for Cure Leukaemia in the Bupa Great Birmingham Run this year. Owner Chris Aston and his two employees Andy Sagar and Richard Price will be pounding the 13.1 mile course on Sunday October 19th raising money for Cure...

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The University Of Birmingham and Cure Leukaemia launch new campaign

18th July 2014

The University of Birmingham and Cure Leukaemia are combining to launch the “Birmingham. Let’s cure leukaemia” campaign which aims to help the city find a cure for blood cancer in the next 30 years. This collaboration will raise funds to support University of Birmingham researcher and...

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Club Legends Cup ends in style!

16th July 2014

BIRMINGHAM City are the Club Legends Cup champions after clinching the trophy in a dramatic penalty shootout infront of 3500 spectators at the LG Arena. Blues fan Richard Flanagan who bid to play in the tournament scored the crucial spot-kick to settle a tight contest after a 0-0...

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Outdoor media specialists Elonex to sponsor Villa shirts!

8th July 2014

  Birmingham-based Elonex Outdoor Media will be sponsoring the Aston Villa shirts for the inaugural Club Legends Cup at the LG Arena on Saturday July 12th 2014.   The unique indoor football tournament will feature former legends from Midlands football teaming up with lucky fans and...

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Brooke Evans: "My life was turned upside down by this disease"

30th June 2014

  "Hello, my name is Brooke, I’m 18 years old, I live in Redditch with my family and have acute lymphoblastic leukaemia.   I wanted to share my story to help people understand more about the disease and raise funds to treat other patients like me.   It started back in August...

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Altodigital to sponsor Wolves in the Club Legends Cup

24th June 2014

Office technology specialists Altodigital will be sponsoring the Wolverhampton Wanderers shirts for the first ever Club Legends Cup at the LG Arena on Saturday July 12th 2014. Altodigital are one of the UK’s leading office technology providers supporting over 8,000 businesses with a...

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CAT Communications to sponsor Walsall at the Club Legends Cup

24th June 2014

CAT Communications will be sponsoring the Walsall shirts for the inaugural Club Legends Cup at the LG Arena on Saturday July 12th 2014. The Communications company, with over 40 years of experience in the industry across Europe, are the 2013/2014 shirt sponsor for the official Walsall...

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Stirling to sponsor Birmingham City at the Club Legends Cup

24th June 2014

Birmingham based business brokers and transfer specialists Stirling Business Solutions Ltd, will be sponsoring the Birmingham City shirts for the inaugural Club Legends Cup at the LG Arena on Saturday July 12th 2014. Their main purpose is to find buyers for businesses for sale and to seek...

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easyGym partner up for the Great Birmingham Run

19th June 2014

Cure Leukaemia is delighted to announce easyGym Kings Heath as an official partner for the BUPA Great Birmingham Run 2014. The leading national gym chain has new sites opening all over the country including one due to open its doors on Corporation Street in Birmingham this July. The easyGym...

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Special offer for this year's Natwest T20!

16th June 2014

Cure Leukaemia has secured for our supporters a special advance price on tickets for all seven of the Birmingham Bears games at Edgbaston Stadium in the new look NatWest T20 Blast cricket competition.  Five of the Bears’ seven home games are staged on Friday nights, starting with their...

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Katherine rewarded for her amazing contribution

10th June 2014

Cure Leukaemia supporter Katherine Sinfield has been rewarded for her continued fund-raising and awareness work by a commercial radio station. At a red carpet awards ceremony on Friday, katherine – who is in remission from CML – was presented with a special award at the innaugural Touch FM Pride...

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Villa legend Brian Little to manage at Club Legends Cup

10th June 2014

Club Legends Cup

  Former Aston Villa player and manager Brian Little will take charge of some of his players of yesteryear in the Club Legends Cup at the LG Arena on Saturday July 12th, the day before the FIFA World Cup Final.   The former striker who made nearly 250 appearances and scored 60 goals...

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Auction winners gearing up for Club Legends Cup experience!

9th June 2014

The winners of the Club Legends Cup fan auctions are ready to line up next to their heroes at the LG Arena on Saturday July 12th, the day before the FIFA World Cup Final!     The fans will take to the pitch in the unique indoor football tournament with the likes of Lee Hendrie, Matt...

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Come and watch the next Daniel Sturridge!

9th June 2014

Club Legends Cup

  Children from all across the West Midlands who play in the same district system that produced England World Cup striker Daniel Sturridge, met at the Futsal Centre in Birmingham this week to find out which of the six Midlands clubs they will be representing in the FootieBugs Little...

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Marco Pierre White takes Afternoon Tea to a whole new level

8th June 2014

Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar and Grill, Birmingham, has launched its deluxe Afternoon Tea, which is set to take the afternoon tea experience in Birmingham to a whole new level. Following the recent £100k refurbishment of the Laurent-Perrier Champagne Bar, which is located within...

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Macron Store Birmingham become official sponsor!

7th June 2014

Macron Store Birmingham has been announced as official tournament sponsors and kit suppliers for the Club Legends Cup indoor football tournament at the LG Arena on Saturday July 12th this year, the day before the FIFA World Cup Final. Tournament Ambassadors Matt Murray, Ian Taylor,...

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Birmingham County FA partners up for the Club Legends Cup

6th June 2014

The Birmingham County FA has been announced as an official partner for the Club Legends Cup on Saturday July 12th at the LG Arena. The likes of Lee Hendrie, Stiliyan Petrov, Matt Murray, Darren Purse, Darren Moore, David Busst and Jorge Leitao will represent Aston Villa, Birmingham City,...

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Club Legends Cup fan auctions raise nearly £15,000

2nd June 2014

Club Legends Cup

The twelve successful bidders from the Club Legends Cup fan auctions have been contacted to inform them they will be lining up with their heroes at the LG Arena on Saturday July 12th this year! Hundreds of fans submitted their bids to represent Aston Villa, Birmingham City, West Bromwich...

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The Binding Site set themselves a challenge!

21st May 2014

Since becoming our charity partner back in November 2013, staff from the Birmingham based Specialist Protein Company have held a host of fundraising activities to raise money for Cure Leukaemia, with their latest the biggest yet... 122 employees from the Birmingham based office of The...

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Instrumental Katherine nominated for Awards

16th May 2014

As 33-year-old Katherine Sinfield continues to recov­er from a stem cell transplant and cher­ishes the news that she is now in remis­sion, she can now celebrate being announced as a finalist in the Touch FM Pride of Burton Awards 2014.   Read about Katherine's "12 months of hell" >   On...

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Three New Trustees Appointed

15th May 2014

Deloitte | Pinsent Masons | Purnells

Birmingham-based blood cancer charity Cure Leukaemia has announced a record-breaking 42% increase in their annual fundraising for the year ended October 31st 2013. The charity raised £863,474 last year, a figure that is worth over £8 million in potentially life saving...

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Heroic rowers become Cure Leukaemia Patrons

8th May 2014

Rowing 4 Research | Patients

Intrepid fundraisers Harry Martin-Dreyer and Alex Bland have been appointed Patrons of Birmingham-based blood cancer charity Cure Leukaemia. In total, the two friends from Shropshire have raised over £200,000 after rowing 3,000 miles across the Atlantic Ocean for Cure Leukaemia and JDRF the...

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Lee Hendrie helps raise £2,000 for Cure Leukaemia!

2nd May 2014

FootieBugs’ second Annual Charity Golf Day took place at the prestigious Edgbaston Golf Club Birmingham, in support of Cure Leukaemia on April 16th.   On a beautiful spring day, the sun shone on what was a great days golf as well as an evening of entertainment! The golf day was...

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Logomotif joins the Cure Leukaemia Family!

27th April 2014

Cure Leukaemia is delighted to announce a new partnership with graphic design and print company Logomotif. Founded in 1988, the Birmingham based agency has been creating innovative, inspiring and effective graphic design solutions for organisations across the region and will become a key part...

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Steve Bull Foundation raises almost £12,000!

24th April 2014

Cure Leukaemia were delighted to be supported by the Steve Bull Foundation, having been chosen as one of the beneficiary charities for a sportsmans dinner, held on March 26th. The evening's entertainment, held at Molinuex, the home of Wolverhampton Wonderers Football Club where Steve Bull...

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Piccolino partner up!

23rd April 2014

Cure Leukaemia is delighted to announce that Italian restaurant Piccolino will support the Birmingham based charity this year. The popular venue, located in Oozells Square in Brindley Place offers a wonderful combination of both modern and classic Italian dishes prepared in an open kitchen in...

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The Annual Stephen Hayden Golf Day supports Cure Leukaemia

17th April 2014

On Friday 16th May, Wharton Park Golf & Country Club will hold the 8th Annual Stephen Hayden Golf day. Stephen was aged just 26 years old when he sadly passed away in August 2006 after suffering from Acute Myeloid Leukaemia. He was treated by Professor Charlie Craddock at the Queen...

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Pinsent Masons bike ride supports Cure Leukaemia!

14th April 2014

Pinsent Masons

Cure Leukaemia are delighted that Pinsent Masons Birmingham have once again chosen to support the charity at their annual bike ride later this year. On Friday 27th June 2014, Pinsent Masons hold their annual bike ride departing from the Durham Ox, Shrewley. There will be two rides in...

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Stirling chooses Cure Leukaemia!

11th April 2014

We are delighted to announce a new charity partnership with Stirling Business Solutions. Stirling are business transfer specialists and business brokers based in Birmingham. Their main purpose is to find buyers for businesses for sale and to seek out acquisitions for buyers and investors....

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Birmingham City University Students launch the ‘Power of One’

3rd April 2014

Students from Birmingham City University are embarking on an innovative fundraising campaign to raise money for Cure Leukaemia. On Thursday May 8th, the ‘Power of One’ campaign will encourage students across the second city to identify where, what or who provides them with their power in...

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Former Villa star to support Cure Leukaemia with Golf Event

19th March 2014

Former Aston Villa star Lee Hendrie has chosen to support Cure Leukaemia for his Annual FootieBugs Charity Golf Day which takes place at the prestigious Edgbaston Golf Club in Birmingham, on Wednesday 16th April 2014. It's set to be a fantastic day amongst the incredible...

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Motorcycle marathon raises over £2,000!

17th March 2014

Cure Leukaemia were presented with a cheque from Leukaemia patient Katherine Sinfield and her husband Stephen, following the mammoth motorcycle ride from the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham to Burton's Queen's Hospital at the begining of March. After her battle to beat leukaemia and...

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John Duckers gives us an insight in to 'The Silly Six'

14th March 2014

Birmingham Press Club member John Duckers, a former Business Editor at The Birmingham Post, is donating the part-proceeds of his published children’s book The Amazing Adventures of the Silly Six to Cure Leukaemia. John, initially put the copy together 30 years ago when he lived and worked in...

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Deloitte's Charity Luncheon raises nearly £5,000

10th March 2014

Deloitte

To coincide with International Women’s Day, Deloitte Birmingham staged a charity luncheon to support the work of Cure Leukaemia across the region. TV personality and successful businesswoman, Llewela Bailey had the audience in numerous bouts of laughter as she spoke over lunch, recalling...

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Harry & Alex reflect on passing £150,000

6th March 2014

Having arrived back in Barbados on Saturday February 1st, after rowing for 50 days and 3,000 miles across the Atlantic Ocean, Harry and Alex were delighted to pass the £150,000 fundraising mark! Harry Martin-Dreyer and Alex Bland left their successful London jobs to take on one of the...

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What the players have to say...

6th March 2014

Without the support of the former players, the Club Legends Cup would not be possible. Their input into the tournament has been phenomenal and each of the 6 Midlands Clubs have Ambassadors who are currently assembling players in time for the squad announcements in May! The players wanted you...

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Leukaemia patient Denise, raises over £1000 for Cure Leukaemia

27th February 2014

Community

A HAIRDRESSER turned florist is sharing her creative skills and raising cash for Cure Leukaemia at the same time! Mother-of-three Denise Stazaker has recently raised over £1,000 for Cure Leukaemia using proceeds she has made hosting floral arts classes at her local church. Denise, who...

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Steve Bull Foundation supports Cure Leukaemia

13th February 2014

Club Legends Cup

Cure Leukaemia is delighted to be supported by the Steve Bull Foundation having been chosen as one of their beneficiary charities for an event being held this March. The Steve Bull Foundation was set up by former Wolves Striker, Steve Bull back in 2010. By using the success and good fortune...

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Rowing 4 Research: Arrival in pictures

1st February 2014

Rowing 4 Research

Harry Martin-Dreyer and Alex Bland have completed their amazing 3,000 mile voyage across the Atlantic, Rowing 4 Research. They have raised over £140,000 for Cure Leukaemia and JDRF and here are some images from their arrival in Barbados on Saturday February 1st, 50 days after they departed from...

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Rowing 4 Research complete Atlantic challenge!

31st January 2014

Rowing 4 Research

At 10am, on Saturday February 1st, 50 days after setting off from Gran Canaria, two friends from Shropshire arrived safe and sound in Barbados after rowing 3,000 miles across the Atlantic Ocean, completing their Rowing 4 Research challenge. Harry Martin-Dreyer and Alex Bland left their...

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Charity Partners visit Leukaemia Centre

29th January 2014

Deloitte | The Binding Site | Hotel Indigo

Last week staff from a number of Cure Leukaemia’s charity partners took time out from their normal working Friday to visit the Centre for Clinical Haematology at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. The group included Sheila Newbury the Regional Corporate Responsibility Manager at Deloitte...

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Unique 'Support Stan' boards find perfect home

17th January 2014

Community

    Katherine Sinfield from Burton-Upon-Trent has been presented with a unique prize by Birmingham based charity Cure Leukaemia. The former primary school teacher, who suffers from Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia, has won twenty very special autographed ‘Support Stan’ boards. The boards were...

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David Jones completes marathon rowing challenge!

30th December 2013

Rowing 4 Research | Community

As Harry Martin-Dreyer and Alex Bland continued their amazing Rowing 4 Research challenge across the Atlantic Ocean there was another marathon rowing challenge taking place to raise money for Cure Leukaemia! On December 28th at the Virgin Active gym in Twickenham David Jones was joined by his...

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The Binding Site raise over £1000 from Cure Leukaemia week!

20th December 2013

The Binding Site

Cure Leukaemia’s charity partner The Binding Site raised over £1000 from their festive ‘Cure Leukaemia Week’! The global company held a host of fundraising events including a Christmas cake sale, a seasonal quiz, raffle and Christmas jumper day. Cure Leukaemia would like to thank Emma Ramsay...

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Warwickshire CCC make annual visit to leukaemia clinic

13th December 2013

Warwickshire County Cricket Club

Players and staff from Cure Leukaemia’s charity partner Warwickshire County Cricket Club made their annual visit to the clinic at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital this week. Co-founder of Cure Leukaemia Professor Charlie Craddock conducted a tour of the Centre For Clinical Haematology where...

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Meet our new partners: Hotel Indigo

11th December 2013

Cure Leukaemia is delighted to announce a new two-year partnership with Hotel Indigo, theclubandspa and the Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill. The three organisations, housed in the spectacular Cube building in Birmingham City Centre, will be committed to raising funds for the...

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Rowing 4 Research duo begin Atlantic challenge

1st December 2013

Rowing 4 Research

Poor weather conditons in Gran Canaria had delayed Harry Martin-Dreyer and Alex Bland beginning their epic 3,000 mile voyage to Barbados across the Atlantic Ocean to raise money for Cure Leukaemia and JDRF the type-1 diabetes charity. However, they have now set sail on their epic voyage...

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Nisa Annual Dinner raises £45k for Cure Leukaemia!

26th November 2013

Over the past four years a group of Nisa retailers based in the West Midlands have held a Midlands Annual Dinner at The Holiday Inn, Birmingham Airport and this year they chose to support Cure Leukaemia on Saturday 9th November. The £45,000 that was raised on the evening was topped off by a...

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Trio of companies 'Wear It Red' for Cure Leukaemia!

22nd November 2013

OGL Computer | The Binding Site | Rudell

Three Midlands companies asked their staff to get in the festive spirit early for Cure Leukaemia and raised £400! Staff members from our supporters OGL Computer, Rudells Jewellers and our partner The Binding Site were encouraged to wear a red piece of clothing to work and make a donation...

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Ashbourne News jumble sale is a huge success!

11th November 2013

Community

The Ashbourne News Telegraph has helped raise nearly £600 in a fund-raising jumble sale with the proceeds being split between Cure Leukaemia and Anthony Nolan. The office at the Ashbourne News was overwhelmed by the huge amounts of items that were donated to them for the sale, which took...

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The Binding Site choose Cure Leukaemia as charity partner

6th November 2013

The Binding Site

Global company The Binding Site has chosen Birmingham-based Cure Leukaemia as its charity partner for 2013/14. The Specialist Protein Company, that employs over 400 people at its offices in Edgbaston, will be supporting Cure Leukaemia with a host of exciting fundraising activities...

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Head2Head results announced after fundraising total hits £115,000

1st November 2013

BUPA Great Birmingham Run

The fundraising total from the BUPA Great Birmingham Run has now reached £115,000 and we can now announce the results from the Head2Head challenge between Team Red and Team White. Team White were overall winners on the day winning three of the four accolades. They secured the best average...

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Cure Leukaemia receives £7,800 for the Stephen Hayden Golf Day

30th October 2013

Community

This week, Cure Leukaemia received a cheque for £7,800 raised at the annual Stephen Hayden Golf Day which was held on Friday 17th May. This was the 7th year of the Golf Day, which is run by the Hayden family in memory of Stephen Hayden. Stephen died of Acute Myeloid Leukaemia in August 2006...

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Patshull Park Golf Day raises £4,000 for Cure Leukaemia

30th October 2013

Community

Patshull Park Hotel, Golf and Country Club raised over £4,000 for Cure Leukaemia earlier this year, funds which will leverage over £40,000 of drugs to give leukaemia patients access to potentially life-saving treatments. Situated in the beautiful Shropshire countryside, Patshull Golf...

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Harvey’s Grand Opening supports Cure Leukaemia

29th October 2013

Harvey’s furniture store showed their continued support to Cure Leukaemia as they held a Grand launch in their Birmingham store across the weekend 28th & 29th September and raised £390. The launch celebrated the re-opening of their Birmingham store which has recently undergone a brand new...

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Head2Head result announced on Friday!

28th October 2013

BUPA Great Birmingham Run

The result of our Team Red v Team White Head2head challenge from the BUPA Great Birmingham Run will be announced on Friday this week so it is crucial you collect your sponsorship money in so we can add it to our records. Every penny will help your team and ultimately our patients so please do...

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Cure Leukaemia to Benefit from England star Trott

23rd October 2013

Warwickshire County Cricket Club | Jonathan Trott

    Warwickshire and England Cricketer Jonathan Trott has chosen to support Birmingham-based charity Cure Leukaemia as one of his chosen charities for his 2014 Benefit Year.    A loyal servant of the Bears, Trott began his career at Edgbaston 11 years ago, scoring a double...

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A HUGE Well done and thank you to Team Cure Leukaemia!

21st October 2013

BUPA Great Birmingham Run

Thank you to everyone who took part in the Bupa Great Birmingham Run for Team Cure Leukaemia! Team Red and Team White did us proud and everyone had an amazing day! Here's a video of Sunday: Our 22 strong team of Red Hot Runners from West Midlands Fire Service ran the 13.1 mile route in...

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Goals galore at the Cure Leukaemia Trophy

19th October 2013

On Sunday 6th October, Cure Leukaemia supporter Lloyd Powell held a charity football match and raised a fantastic £1750 for the charity. The game between Glascote Swifts and England Fans FC, the Official England fans team, took place at the brand new sporting complex and base of The Football...

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Leukaemia patient takes part in Great Birmingham Run!

18th October 2013

There were many inspirational stories from the BUPA Great Birmingham Run but none more so than that of Karl Murphy. Karl has leukaemia, and is treated by Professor Charlie Craddock at the Centre for Clinical Haematology at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. Just over four weeks ago he had a bone...

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Edgbaston staff on their marks for Cure Leukaemia in Great Birmingham Run

16th October 2013

A 14-strong team of runners from Warwickshire County Cricket Club are on their marks ready to take part in the Bupa Great Birmingham Run on Sunday 20th October as part of a fundraising drive for the Club’s Lead Charity Partner, Cure Leukaemia.   The team, which includes Finance Director...

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Solihull Barons Support Cure Leukaemia

11th October 2013

Solihull Barons Ice Hockey Team have once again showed their support for Cure Leukaemia by raising a fantastic £1,200 for the charity at a league game this year. This is the third time that the Solihull Barons have supported Cure Leukaemia over the years and when they faced Nottingham Lions...

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Fancy playing for Birmingham City against Aston Villa?

9th October 2013

Calling all Blues fans – your former favourites need you for a friendly derby against Aston Villa! There will be a Second City charity match in aid of Cure Leukaemia at Boldmere at 1pm on Sunday, featuring ex-Villa players against their Blues counterpart. Villa have filled their team with...

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Cure Leukaemia's 10th Birthday Party a huge success!

7th October 2013

  Cure Leukaemia celebrated their special 10th Birthday in style on Friday evening as Glynn Purnell served up a special menu to celebrate the occasion. Click here for pictures from the dinner at Villa Park's Holte Suite The night was hosted by ITV star and long time Cure Leukaemia...

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World first data project to transform outcomes for leukaemia patients

2nd October 2013

OGL Computer

Birmingham blood cancer charity, Cure Leukaemia, has announced a ground-breaking  partnership with IT solutions specialist, Worcestershire-based OGL, to deliver an innovative data project that aims to transform outcomes for leukaemia patients. The project, one of the first of its kind in the...

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Pete & Scott go Head2Head!

2nd October 2013

'Marathon Man' Pete Gough and Police Officer Scott Davies are the second of our Team Red & Team White runners going Head2Head in our fundraising initiative for the BUPA Great Birmingham Run. Pete is no stranger to a Marathon as he completed his heroic 310 miles in 13 days this year whilst...

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Time to collect your sponsorship for Free Radio’s Walk for Kids!

18th September 2013

It's just over four months since Free Radio Walk for Kids and although the blisters may have gone, we're sure the memories of the big day are still strong. You did something genuinely amazing and helped Free Radio raise a staggering £302,009 for which Cure Leukaemia are one of the beneficial...

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Your last chance to win one of our top prizes ever!

16th September 2013

Last season we launched our Support Stan campaign, where we gave you the chance to win the signatures of over 400 Barclays Premier League Stars, signed by players worth hundreds of millions of pounds! The boards were signed by the likes of Sir Alex Ferguson in his final ever Premier League...

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Join us as Monday marks the start of Awareness Week!

15th September 2013

This September marks Blood Cancer Awareness Month, a month that is aimed at raising awareness for blood cancers, who they affect and the different ways in which you can help blood cancer patients. On Monday 23rd September, Cure Leukaemia will hold its 2nd ever Awareness week and it’s your...

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Follow Phil & Nigel's journey as they support Cure Leukaemia

15th September 2013

Cure Leukaemia Trustee Phil Upton and long time supporter Nigel Southern, are today taking part in day 5 of their epic seven day challenge to support Cure Leukaemia. The pair are cycling 700 miles in 7 days, a staggering 100 miles a day through 7 different countries! Their journey began early...

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Deloitte backs Cure Leukaemia in 10th anniversary year

13th September 2013

Deloitte

Cure Leukaemia, has been selected as the charity partner for Deloitte in Birmingham in 2013/14. The leading business advisory firm, which employs over 600 people at its Birmingham office, is backing Cure Leukaemia’s vision to raise £10 million over the next 10 years. Deloitte joins a roster...

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Support Sunday's Comedy event at King Edwards School!

11th September 2013

King Edwards School, Edgbaston have decided to help raise money for Cure Leukaemia by organising an event with a highly acclaimed one woman comedy show (comedian Ginny Davies pictured above) in memory of Vanessa Rose. Vanessa tragically died of myeloma last year, after many years of treatment...

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No 'chickening out' for OGL’s runners!

10th September 2013

OGL Computer | BUPA Great Birmingham Run

More than 30 employees from OGL Computer are hoping to ruffle a few feathers when they join over 400 others from Team Cure Leukaemia in the BUPA Great Birmingham Run this October. OGL Computer, a Worcestershire based IT support and solutions company, hopes to raise thousands of pounds for...

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Support Geoff on his 100-mile bike ride!

9th September 2013

Geoff Merryweather is embarking on a 100-mile bike ride to raise money for Cure Leukaemia and support a friend, battling to find a bone marrow donor! Geoff is a photographer for the Burton Mail and its associated titles, and he will complete a gruelling circuit between several of the...

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New Balance backs Cure Leukaemia!

2nd September 2013

BUPA Great Birmingham Run

New Balance, the global performance footwear and athletic apparel brand, is supporting Birmingham-based charity Cure Leukaemia as its official partner in this year’s BUPA Great Birmingham Run. New Balance will be providing a free technical running shirt for all Cure Leukaemia runners in this...

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theclubandspa support Cure Leukaemia!

2nd September 2013

Hotel Indigo

Birmingham’s exclusive new health Club and Spa have not only got together a great team to run for Team Cure Leukaemia in the BUPA Birmingham Great Run...but they are continuing to support the charity by selling the high performance running shirts provided by our number one sponsor New Balance....

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Team Cure Leukaemia goes head 2 head!

22nd August 2013

Team Cure Leukaemia now has 420 runners signed up for the Bupa Great Birmingham Run and we are very excited to announce we will be splitting the teams into Team Red and Team White as we go head 2 head! We will be announcing our very special team captains next week and our runners will be...

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Annual Pudleston Horse Show Sunday 1st September.

19th August 2013

The 8th annual Pudleston Horse and Pony Show in aid of Cure Leukaemia will be taking place on Sunday 1st September at Bines Farm, in sunny rural Worcestershire. Events range from beginners show jumping; classes for the most adorable pony; dog with the waggiest tail and gymkhana, as well as...

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'Take 5 Minutes' to read a patients story....

14th August 2013

Katherine Sinfield is a 33 year old reception class teacher from Burton, who is battling against leukaemia, after being diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukaemia in April this year. She is currently being treated by Professor Craddock and his team at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in...

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Thank you Aston Villa Irish Lions Supporters Club

12th August 2013

Cure Leukaemia would like to say a HUGE thank you to the Aston Villa's No.1 Overseas Supporters Club, the Irish Lions for their support. The Irish Lions sold Cure Leukaemia branded Aston Villa Irish Lions shirts to fans and raised just short of £2000. Irish Lions Chairman Pete said "It’s...

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Stiliyan Petrov meets 'Marathon Man' Pete at Villa Park

5th August 2013

Aston Villa fan Pete Gough, 40, completed his epic 310 from Celtic Park in Glasgow to Villa Park on Saturday 3rd August and was warmly greeted by the man who inspired him to do it, the club's ex-captain Stiliyan Petrov. Pete was exhausted and very emotional as Villa fans who had come along to...

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Cure Leukaemia for Kids needs YOUR help.

5th August 2013

Cure Leukaemia for Kids were very pleased and proud to be one of the local charities chosen by Free Radio to benefit from the 2013 Free Radio Walk for Kids. Cure Leukaemia for Kids was launched this year with a £1 million fundraising target to fund specialist nurses at Birmingham Children’s...

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Matilda Elwell raises over £20,000!

6th July 2013

The recent 150 mile walk from Lords Cricket Ground to Edgbaston Stadium and the auction of a fantastic prize has helped Matilda Elwell raise over £20,000 in memory of her late husband Neil. The racing prize of 4 tickets to Newmarket races, a visit to see Frankel at his stables and a set of...

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Cure Leukaemia's £1m Centre Appeal 2017

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'This is science with the potential to change mankind’s history on this planet and by backing Cure Leukaemia you will be making a direct impact.'

George Freeman MP
Prime Minister's Policy Board
'This is science with the potential to change mankind’s history on this planet and by backing Cure Leukaemia you will be making a direct impact.'

George Freeman MP
Prime Minister's Policy Board