2018 was a bumper year for fundraising here at DSD, thanks to our colleagues, customers and suppliers who dug deep to support Cure Leukaemia (CL), whether it was by buying or baking a cake, taking part in our pub quiz, trekking across Yorkshire or cycling across America.
Cure Leukaemia enables patients with blood cancer in our region to access remarkably effective new treatments. Over the past decade, Cure Leukaemia has funded a network of 15 specialist nurses who work across the West Midlands region to administer pioneering drug treatments to leukaemia patients.
The combination of the unique demographic of the West Midlands and the network of well-supported nurses has enabled the charity to leverage millions of pounds worth of pioneering drugs and give patients access to clinical trials for drugs not yet readily available on the NHS.
in 2018 our colleagues embarked on a series of staggering challenges, including Dr. Tom’s epic 3200-mile cycle across America as well as the team of 10 intrepid explorers who took on the Yorkshire Three Peaks in wind and rain. Inspired by our own Lizzie Dean, we’re proud to have raised over £16,000 for the Cure Leukaemia in 2018.
Looking forward to 2019’s charity events, we’re delighted to announce that we have officially partnered with Cure Leukaemia again for 2019.
Our MD, Mark Findlay, comments “Cure Leukaemia is a fantastic cause and one we are proud to support. The team did an incredible job this year, raising over £16,000. We can only hope to raise nearly as much in 2019”.
Why we support Cure Leukaemia
DSD Control Engineer Lizzie was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia four years ago, and after relapsing in 2016 was placed on a world first clinical trial, made available by funds raised for Cure Leukaemia.
Lizzie’s story has been instrumental in helping Cure Leukaemia raise an additional £1m in 2017, helping more blood cancer patients access pioneering treatments like those made available to Lizzie. In December, Lizzie and her mum Jane won a Special Recognition award from Cure Leukaemia to recognise their fantastic work promoting and support the charity’s work, and we couldn’t be prouder to continue supporting Lizzie and Cure Leukaemia with their fundraising this year.
To find out more about Cure Leukaemia and their fantastic work, watch Lizzie’s story below or visit cureleukaemia.co.uk