Our Scientific Director Dr David Flavell explains about the life saving research work being conducted by Leukaemia Busters scientists and doctors.
The Purbeck Odyssey took place in blazing sunshine on Sunday 18th May and was a resounding success with all those who walked. Our thanks go to everyone who took part.
Recognition must go to Graham Baker, who ran the Marathon Challenge in 6.5 hours at an average speed of 14.4 mph - an amazing achievement!
The Photos of the event taken by Kevin Rankin are now available on his Rankin Inspired website and can be downloaded by following the instructions available there. There is also a selection in our Gallery.
Funds raised so far stand at over £8000 - thank you everyone who sponsored a walker!
Our thanks must also go to our Corporate Sponsors:
Utility Warehouse - for sponsoring the Car Park costs
Camelot Marquees - for the marquee, tables and chairs
Cooler Water - for the water cooler and bottles
Marquis Motorhomes - for the motorhome used for our volunteers
Hi - Tec - for donating the first raffle prize of a pair of walking boots
Paul Sparrow - for the PA
James Byrne - for printing brochures and posters
Daily Echo - for publicity surrounding the event
Swanage Steam Railway - for allowing our walkers to travel along this beautiful stretch of railway
Norden Park and Ride - for the help their staff always give us
Kevin Rankin - Photographer
Dean Fincham - Generator
We must also take the time to thank our volunteers without whom we could not run this event:
Steve and Fional Wilcock, Maggie Webb, Andy and Shirley Pedrick, Graham and Rita Neale, Gerald Butler, David Barnett, Gordon Lacey and Jackie Lane.
THANK YOU EVERYONE!
1ST PRIZE - PAIR OF WALKING BOOTS TO THE VALUE OF £100 FROM HI-TEC - DAVID COX
2ND PRIZE - PAIR OF TICKETS TO SOUTHAMPTON GUILDHALL - ALAN HUNT
3RD PRIZE - TICKET FOR 10 PEOPLE TO GO PAINTBALLING AT DELTA FORCE - ROENA GOOCH
4TH PRIZE - FAMILY TICKET TO LONGDOWN ACTIVITY FARM - FELIX NGADEU
5TH PRIZE - FAMILY TICKET TO ABBOTSBURY SWANNERY - CATHERINE BROWN
6TH PRIZE - FAMILY TICKET TO FARMER PALMER'S - JANE BEAUMONT
7TH PRIZE - CREAM TEA FOR TWO AT KINGSTON LACEY - MRS GOLDING
8TH PRIZE - 2 COMPLIMENTARY TICKETS FOR PAULTONS PARK - DUNCAN BATES
9TH PRIZE - 2 FREE CHILD TICKETS TO BIRDWORLD - FLEUR SLIDEL
10TH PRIZE - 2 £5 OFF VOUCHERS TO BEAULIEU - NEVILLE RICHARDSON
We would like to congratulate all our winners and thank all the companies who donated these prizes.