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Forthcoming Events

Purbeck Odyssey 2017

We are delighted to announce that Purbeck Odyssey 2017 will take place on Saturday June 17th based at Harmans Cross Village Hall.

The routes will be the same mix of distances,including countryside and coastline as in 2016 with the shortest just around 2.5 miles from Harmans Cross to Corfe Castle and the longest, 26 miles from Harmans Cross to Swanage and then around the stunning Purbeck coastline to St Aldhelm’s Head before turning back cross-country to Harmans Cross.    The three shorter routes will also continue to include a trip on the Swanage Steam Railway.

Come along and join us for an enjoyable day out in the Purbecks and raise funds to help us to continue our life-saving research.

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Here are some other events our supporters are taking part in.  How about joining them?

Leukaemia Busters' Skydive Day 2017

Sadly, due to heavy winds on the 13th May, our skydiver, William Reed will now be jumping on 3rd June, at Old Sarum Airfield outside Salisbury.   GoSkydive will, once again be taking our intrepid skydiver through his training and then his thrilling Tandem Skydive.  

William has never done anything like this before so help him to raise funds for Leukaemia Busters and take part in the challenge of a lifetime!  Pictured below is William presenting a cheque to Dr David Flavell upon his recent visit to the Simon Flavell Laboratory and at the airfield on the 13th May.

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You can still sponsor William here  

Skydiving later in the year will be Samantha Dewey and Ken Walker of Jellyfish Solutions.  They have raised £210 in sponsorship so far and you can sponsor them here   Jellyfish helps to maintain the Leukaemia Busters website so we have double the reason to be grateful to them this year!  

If you were unable to join us on May 13th but would like to skydive for Leukaemia Busters contact GoSkydive here and they will organise everything for you - it really could not be easier.  

Click on the picture to watch a video taster of skydiving!

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Romsey Relay Marathon 2017

This successful event will take place for the 5th year on 14th May 2017.  If your ambition is to take part in a Marathon but you cannot run 26 miles this is the event for you!

A team of up to 10 members who take it in turns to run laps of a 1.3 mile course to a total of 26miles at Broadlands in Romsey.   There is an entry fee of £120 (£20 reduction for early bookings) and then funds can be raised by sponsorship for a charity of your choice.  Leukaemia Busters had a team who ran in 2016 and who donated £301 from the £900 they raised in total and would be thrilled to have some runners this year.  This is an ideal event for a family - runners to date have ranged from 8 - 80 years!

Click here for details

 

 

London to Paris Cycle Challenge

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In order to raise funds in memory of his father-in-law, Leon Zanre will be taking on Discover Adventure's London to Paris Cycle Challenge on 7th June 2017.  He is already in training for his 5 days in the saddle which will end at the Eiffel Tower and you can help him to raise as much sponsorship as possible here .   

This is just one of the challenges available at Discover Adventure's website - if you would like to join Leon on his cycle challenge or wish to find out about other challenges you can visit their website here

Bournemouth Marathon Festival 2017

In 2016 Sophie Kelleway and her stepfather and family raised over £2100 by taking part in this event.  Can you raise more?   Register online here and start training - it's only 31 weeks until the 7th and 8th October!

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Walk the Test Way 2017

Romsey Rotary Club will once again be organising their annual fundraising walk of the wonderful Test Way on 8th October 2017.  There are a choice of 5 walks; 5, 8, 11, 16 and 25.5 miles and walkers choose their preferred charity to support by collecting sponsorship.  If you would like to take part in this event and support Leukaemia Busters registration starts on 1st March at a reduced rate.  For more details visit the website here .

 

The Great South Run 2017

Keep on Running!    Join this 10-mile run through historic Portsmouth and Southsea and raise funds for Leukaemia Busters on 22nd October 2017.

It costs just £41 to register here  Sign up now, start training and this could be you!

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