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Carl Ikeme

Carl's BIG Race Against Blood Cancer

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]After my own diagnosis with leukaemia back in 2017, I discovered that my treatment options would be limited due to the lack of ethnic diversity on the stem cell register. Race Against Blood Cancer is trying to change all that; I’ve been involved with the team for more than a year now and so wanted to take on a challenge to raise funds and awareness, as well as creating opportunities to increase the number of potential stem cell donors on the register.[/p][p]Though I was signed to Wolverhampton Wanderers for my entire career, I also played on loan for a number of other clubs and this gave me an idea. Building on the training I did for a recent bike ride, I'm planning to cycle 562 miles in six days, stopping off at all the clubs I represented during my career.[/p][p]I'll start at Middlesbrough on Monday 4 May, before winding my way down (and then back up!) the country, finishing at Wolves during half time on Saturday 9 May. The clubs I'll visit en route are as follows: (highlighted in bold, the others are overnight stops to break up the journey):[/p][p][b]Middlesborough – Accrington Stanley – Stockport County [/b]131 miles[/p][p][b]Stockport County – Doncaster Rovers – Sheffield United [/b]75 miles[/p][p][b]Sheffield United - Leicester City[/b] – Northampton 116 miles [/p][p]Northampton - [b]Charlton Athletic – Queens Park Rangers [/b]101 miles[/p][p][b]Queens Park Rangers [/b]– Southam 90 miles[/p][p]Southam - [b]Wolverhampton Wanderers[/b] 49 miles[/p][p]It costs the charity £7 to recruit and process each potential lifesaver, so please dig deep.[/p][p]Many thanks[/p]
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Aug 30, 2020

Mark Sadler

Best Wishes Carl. Really enjoyed “Why Not Me” . Truly inspirational. Thanks

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Jun 18, 2020

Mike and Jean Penny

John Perry’s family ride in memory of Huntley


May 13, 2020


£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

May 11, 2020

SCALA Consulting

For the 6 lots of 50 miles from john, Fred & Freni Perry, Lucy Williams, Nathan Verdi & Chris Brabazon. Great effort all in Wolves, Yorkshire, London & Antigua !! Huntley would be proud and continued good luck to Carl. A great cause !


May 11, 2020

Heather Ubhi

In support of the John Perry family and Huntley


May 10, 2020


£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

May 9, 2020

Lesley Williams

May 9, 2020


Perry - Good luck Fred, Freni and all taking part! :)

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

May 9, 2020

Col & Deb Loynton

Today would have been the last day of your cycle challenge and the last home footy game for WWFC. We have cycled everyday this week, including today and are donating what would have been our pre match drinking money!

£25.00 plus £6.25 Gift Aid

May 9, 2020

Jack Williams