I have mentioned the Lymphoma Association quite a few times in my blog. I was privileged enough to be short-listed for one of their Beacon of Hope awards, as was my father-in-law. This year they are celebrating their 25th anniversary, and in honour of this, they are holding a number of events and challenges.
I am taking part in one such event. 25 of us are going to be doing a tandem skydive and jumping out of a plane at 10,000 feet. I can’t wait!
So who are the Lymphoma Association and what do they do?
Founded by patients in 1986, the Lymphoma Association is the only specialist UK charity that provides accurate medical information and support to lymphatic cancer patients, their families, friends and carers. They have a helpline which is manned Monday – Friday. They deal with over 5000 calls and 1000 emails per year, offering information and emotional support to anyone affected by lymphatic cancer.
It is the only specialist UK charity that provides accurate medical information and support to lymphatic cancer patients, their families and friends.
The Association runs a buddy scheme. Individuals concerned about issues relating to lymphoma can discuss them with another person who has been through a similar experience. This scheme, run by a senior member of the helpline team, puts callers to the helpline who request a buddy in touch with someone who has experienced a similar situation
These are just a few things that they do.
They have really helped me throughout the worst year of my life, and I want to give something back.
This is where I need your help. I need sponsors to help me raise as much money as possible for this wonderful charity. Any donation is appreciated, as every little helps. You can sponsor me here, or if you are likely to see me, I have a form that I can wave under your nose.
Thank you in advance!