Raising vital funds UK end to end

June 21, 2011
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Four friends from Plymouth and London are cycling from John O’Groats to Land’s End to raise money to support our vital work.

Andy Baker, Nathan Perrott, Graham Steele and Rob Day started cycling 1000 miles on 12 June, averaging around 85 miles a day. Proceeds from the event will go to Anthony Nolan, and so far they have raised an amazing £4425 in donations, sponsorship and awareness for Anthony Nolan from the challenge.

Andy received a stem cell transplant from Anthony Nolan last year after he was diagnosed in 2009 with a blood disorder. Andy, who was treated in hospital in Bristol, says, “Thanks to the incredible gift of life my donor has given me I am attempting something that was unimaginable a year ago - a 1,000 mile cycle ride from John O'Groats to Land’s End. Please make our journey worthwhile by visiting www.justgiving.com/UKEndtoEnd, and help us raise money for this fantastic charity.”

Anna Spencer, regional Fundraising manager for Anthony Nolan, says, “What Andy and his friends are doing is an incredible achievement, and we’re so impressed by the amount of money they’ve been able to raise. As a charity we’re always looking to raise funds in order to recruit more donors to our stem cell register, grow our cord blood programme and fund pioneering research into stem cell transplants, and we couldn’t do it without support from people like Andy, Nathan, Graham and Rob.”

The four friends are due to finish at Land’s End on 25 June. You can follow their progress on Facebook and Twitter.