Four guys from Southport have raised nearly a whopping £3,000 for Anthony Nolan by cycling from Southport Pier to Blackpool Pier in the depths of winter in support of Sam Wright.
The team were made aware of Anthony Nolan by friends Damian and Sally whose son Sam suffers with a rare genetic condition which affects his immune system and makes him highly vulnerable to infections and viruses. Tragically, Sam’s sister, Ella, died of the same condition four years ago.
L-R- Paul Keefe, Warren Greenhalgh, Scott Moonan, Sam Wright, Tom Whalley and Norman (supporter)
Scott, who organised the challenge says 'As we're all above the age to join the register we felt that raising a shed load of cash and awareness is the way we could make a difference to people like Sam'.
Nancy Gray, Community Coordinator at Anthony Nolan, said: ‘The fundraising that the guys are doing makes such a big difference to people with blood cancer. It costs £100 to recruit each person to the Anthony Nolan register, so that's 30 potential lifesavers because of their hard work!
The more fundraising we do, the more potential donors we can recruit on to the bone marrow register, and the more lives we can save.’
You can still sponsor the team on their JustGiving pages
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