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Miles That Matter

Event type
UK Walks and Treks

Support Blood Cancer Awareness Month and raise money for Anthony Nolan by planning your own Miles That Matter walk. Go solo or with friends, and step out to save lives.  

It couldn’t be easier to help save lives this September. Organise your very own Miles That Matter fundraising walk during Blood Cancer Awareness Month and help us fund vital research to treat blood cancer and blood disorders. 

The Anthony Nolan supporter dark green tshirt that says 'Saving lives through stem cells' alongside a running water bottle and running trainers

Step 1

Sign up now

Bonus: We'll send you a 100% cotton Anthony Nolan T-shirt to spread the word about your walk!

Step 2

Pick a distance

🖤 The Stroll (4 miles – to represent the four lifesaving connections we make every day) 

🖤🖤 The Ramble (9.57 miles – to represent the 957 journeys our heroic volunteer stem cell couriers made last year to get lifesaving stem cells from donor to patient.)

🖤🖤🖤 The Trek (13 miles – to represent the fact that someone is diagnosed with blood cancer every 13 minutes)

Step 3

Choose your September date (or if you'd rather do another month, please get in touch by emailing, plan your route, assemble your team (if you’re walking with others) and spread the word! 

Step 4

Join the Facebook group

Join the Miles That Matter Facebook group for challenge updates, fundraising ideas and a chance to say hey to your fellow Strollers, Ramblers and Trekkers.

Step 5

Enjoy your walk knowing every step you take makes a huge difference! THANK YOU for helping to save lives and fund vital research. 

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Why sign up?

Every single day, Anthony Nolan helps four people in desperate need of a transplant. We’re the charity that makes lifesaving connections between patients in need and incredible strangers ready to donate their stem cells. We also lead the way in stem cell research, exploring treatments and cures that will transform the future for more people. 

The money you raise will allow us to add more potential lifesavers to the register and help more people with blood cancer or a blood disorder not only survive, but thrive. 

So sign up today and plan your Miles That Matter walk to raise vital funds. Whether you’re strolling, rambling, or trekking, enjoy your day – and thank you so much for making a difference! 


How do I sign up?


To get started, simply click the sign-up button (at the top of this page). Here you can request your free Anthony Nolan T-shirt and set up your JustGiving fundraising page.  

What do I need to do? 


Choose your date, location and distance and then set up your JustGiving page. Share your page with friends and family as they might want to donate in support of your efforts – or maybe even join your team! 

How do I get my T-shirt?  


We'll send you your exclusive cotton Anthony Nolan T-shirt and 'i'm walking for' t-shirt sign to wear while you complete the challenge. It can take up to 10 working days for your T-shirt to reach you after you sign up, but please email us on if it doesn’t arrive.

If you manage to raise £200, we’ll send you an Anthony Nolan drawstring bag. Please note that if you're fundraising as part of a team, each group member will need to have raised £200 to be able to claim their bag.  

How do I get T-shirts for my team members?


Feel free to email us on and our friendly team will be more than happy to help. Don’t forget to include your size preferences! You should have the additional T-shirts with you within 10 working days. 

What does Anthony Nolan do? 


Anthony Nolan saves and improves the lives of people with blood cancer and blood disorders. We do this by making lifesaving connections between patients and incredible strangers ready to donate their stem cells, funding groundbreaking research that could transform the future for more patients, and providing the best experience for every patient before, during and after transplant. 

Who can take part? 


Anyone! You can take on the challenge however it suits you best, whether you walk alone or with friends. Complete your Miles That Matter challenge your way and help to save lives. If you’re under 18, you must take part with a parent or guardian.    

How does my money make a difference? 


Your money goes a long way in helping us save the lives of people with blood cancer and blood disorders. £40 could add a new potential stem cell donor onto our register. And don’t forget, you get your very own Anthony Nolan drawstring bag when you hit the £200 fundraising target! 

How can I speak to other people taking part? 


Join our dedicated Facebook group - and you'll find regular updates from our lovely team, as well as fundraising tips and advice and support from other people taking on the Miles That Matter challenge.  

Why does the challenge have to be completed in September?  


Miles That Matter runs throughout Blood Cancer Awareness Month. We want to unite our amazing supporters and come together to celebrate. If you can’t take part in September, we’d still love you to get involved. Get in touch with the team via email on or visit our website here.