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Corinne Cruickshank

Virgin Giving London Marathon 2020

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]I lost my brother-in-law, Martin, to a very aggressive form of blood cancer, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, 8 years ago. I was therefore devastated when my lovely friend Jo Calder told me she had acute myeloid leukemia and would need immediate chemotherapy treatment. After months of treatment, Jo's only hope was a stem cell transplant and she had to wait to find a match. Anthony Nolan is a charity that matches individuals willing to donate their blood stem cells or bone marrow to people like Jo. She was given only 2 months to live and desperately needed this lifesaving transplant. Anthony Nolan also carry out research to improve the success rates of these transplants and offer invaluable support to those affected with a blood cancer. [/p][p]I know that I also would have lost my friend Jo if she had not had a transplant and been saved by an incredible individual who donated his blood stem cells. [/p][p]Jo is now a passionate advocate for Anthony Nolan and is able to help many others waiting for a transplant by sharing her first-hand knowledge on the procedure, the importance of post-transplant care as well as the emotional support needed for both patient and families. [/p][p]I feel very privileged to run the London Marathon in 2020 for such an amazing life-saving charity. [/p]
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Feb 18, 2020

The Farrell Family

Best of luck

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid

Feb 16, 2020

Annabel and all the H-Bs

Such a fantastic cause, Corinne, and I was so moved by your wonderful writing about Jo. We all wish you a good run in the London Marathon (you are amazing!), and wish Jo every success in her continued fundraising for this exceptional charity.

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Feb 16, 2020


£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Jan 6, 2020

Ro Carl Carl G and Liv.

Happy Birthday and wishing you a great run and best of luck in fundraising! What a great idea for a birthday gift request


Dec 21, 2019


My dear friend. You nursed me, encouraged me, supported me and helped me every step of the way to ensuring that Anthony Nolan could carry out the act of my stem cell transplant. I thank you for it all and for doing this in support of an amazing charity.

£250.00 plus £62.50 Gift Aid

Dec 21, 2019

Julia Waldouck

Hats off to you Missy for celebrating your special year in style and you can count on us being there on the day, marathons are us!! Amazing Charity and proud to have grown up with the family of Professor John Hobbs, a pioneer in bone marrow transplant x

£200.00 plus £50.00 Gift Aid