Our Scientific Director Dr. David Flavell explains about the life saving research work being funded by Leukaemia Busters.
We hope that we will be in a position to host our supporters at a Gala Dinner towards the end of the year and will keep you informed.
Methods of payment/donation:
By cheque – made payable to ‘Leukaemia Busters’ and post to Leukaemia Busters Gower, MP3, Southampton General Hospital, Southampton, SO16 6YD
By direct bank transfer to HSBC Bank, account name Leukaemia Busters, account number 12861011, sort code 40-42-18. Please quote Gower followed by your full name as reference.
By PayPal – please quote ref Gower – click below
Once you have booked and paid for your ticket/s (and hotel room/s if required) you will receive a confirmation of your booking. PLEASE NOTE the hotel rooms will be allocated on a first come, first served basis and we only have a limited number available.
If you are unable to join us at the event but would like to make a donation to Leukaemia Buster you can either please click below or make a payment in any of the ways listed above. Please reference your donation Gower Donation.
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Leukaemia Busters are very fortunate and grateful to have a number of corporate supporters and sponsors, some of whom have supported us for many years and others who have recently joined us. These companies help us by sponsoring our events, donating time, money and expertise and by raising awareness of our charity. Please click on a logo below to visit each supporter’s website.
White Communications have supported the design and maintenance of four different Leukaemia Busters’ websites, including this one, as a generous donation to the charity for over 15 years
Rothmans LLP have generously provided their accountancy services to the charity and have produced the charity’s annual accounts since 1992. In the words of Senior partner Martin Osborne
“Since first being introduced to Leukaemia Busters more than 20 years ago, we were so impressed with the enthusiasm and dedication of the charity and its objectives that we immediately wanted to give our support in some way”.
The Daily Echo have been instrumental long-term supporters of Leukaemia Busters since the charity was founded in 1989 and continue in their support into the present day.
Condor Office Solutions Ltd have generously supported Leukaemia Busters by supplying photocopiers and printers and additional support in the production of printed materials
Interclean have very kindly helped and supported Leukaemia Busters by providing their excellent cleaning services to the charity for over 20 years.
Mostlane have very generously provided Leukaemia Busters with invaluable building work help on many occasions over the past 15 years.
James Byrne Printers have generously provided their printing services to the charity for over 15 years and have kindly printed brochures, posters and newsletters during this time.
Meller Ltd adopted Leukaemia Busters as their Charity of the Year in July 2012 for their Laverstoke Mill project near Basingstoke.
Ordnance Survey have very kindly helped Leukaemia Busters since its foundation in 1989 by providing printing and design services and meeting rooms for the charity’s use.
Win up to £25,000 supporting a cause you care about!
By playing the Unity Lottery you will be giving to Leukaemia Busters every time you play.
Unity is the nation's fundraising lottery. It's designed to give good causes large and small the chance to gain support and raise valuable funds through our weekly lottery draw.
You can play for as little as £1 per week. 50p of every £1 you play is guaranteed to go straight to Leukaemia Busters!
For just £1 per week you will be allocated with a six digit Unity Lottery number, which will remain yours for as long as you wish to keep playing. You can purchase more than one number if you wish.
Every Saturday, the lucky winners are selected at random and prize cheques issued and posted directly to you, so there is no need for you to claim. You must be 16 or over to enter. Winners have to match 3, 4 5 or all 6 digits of the winning number in the correct place in the sequence.
All you have to do is search for Leukaemia Busters as the charity you'd like to support, and then follow the instructions on the website, It couldn’t be easier.
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This policy covers Leukaemia Busters' use of personal information that is collected when you visit leukaemiabusters.org.uk or leukaemiabusters.co.uk.
From time to time, you may be asked to submit personal information about yourself (e.g. name and email address) in order to receive or use services on our website.
By entering your details in the fields requested, you enable Leukaemia Busters and its service providers to provide you with the services you select. Whenever you provide such personal information, we will treat that information in accordance with this policy. When using your personal information Leukaemia Busters will act in accordance with current legislation and aim to meet current Internet best practice.
Use and storage of your personal information
In general, any information you provide to us will only be used within Leukaemia Busters. We will ensure that all personal information supplied is held securely, in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.
You have the right to request that we delete your personal information from our records at any time.
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If you are experiencing difficulties in printing pages from this website please ensure that your web browser settings are configured as follows:
turn on printing of background pictures and colours (in Internet Explorer this setting is located under the Tools->Internet Options menu, on the 'Advanced' Tab)
set your left and right print margins to as small as your printer will allow (in Internet Explorer this setting is located under the File->Page Setup menu)
Antibodies are highly specialised proteins produced by a class of white blood cells called lymphocytes. Antibodies are released into the bloodstream by lymphocytes and from there bathe all our organs and tissues thus protecting them and us against infection by microbes. One unique property of antibodies is that they are able to recognize and attach to specific molecules (termed antigens) on microbes, viruses, parasites thereby destroying them.
Leukaemia Busters led research is aimed at utilising antibodies and learning how to most effectively turning them into killer weapons against leukaemia and lymphoma cells. Because antibodies only kill the cells they are aimed against, normal cells in the patient’s body remain unharmed and therefore the side effects as experienced with conventional chemotherapy are much reduced or even eliminated altogether.