Mission to climb Mt Kilimanjaro
Paul Corrigan, a local man from Chadderton, who after doing lots of events, is taking part in his best charity event yet.
He will be climbing Mt Kilimanjaro in October 2020 raising vital funds for the Anthony Nolan Charity after his best friend received a life saving stem cell transplant. So far, he has raised in excess of £40,000 and hoping to hit the £50,000 target by the end of 2020.
It’s been almost 7 years since Paul’s best friend David Kenyon was diagnosed with leukaemia. A torrid time of treatment and chemotherapy followed, and was eventually put in remission. It was at this point I decided to run the London marathon to raise money and awareness.
This then turned into Paul and his wife running all the marathon world majors, which include London, New York, Berlin, Chicago, Boston & Tokyo. Along with other family and friends all supporting and doing events of their own including an iron man, triathlons, coast to coast bike rides, Manchester to Blackpool bike ride. Paul’s children have also gotten involved and climbed mountains and did junior triathlons, plus many many more. In between all of these events Dave was once again back in for treatment after the cancer returned. This time he recieved a life saving stem cell transplant from a donor in Belgium. Since then, all of Pauls fundraising is for the Anthony Nolan Charity, and so far we have raised in excess of £40,000 in the past 3 years.
In October 2020, Paul, Dave and his nephew Liam Brannick will be climbing Mt Kilimanjaro. This will be an amazing achievement for anyone, but for someone who has been at deaths door on more than one occasion, and had to endure years of treatments is an unbelievable achievement.
They are aiming to hit the £50,000 target by the end of 2020.
If you would like to help and show your support, please donate by going to our just giving page.
You can also sign up to the stem cell register.
www.anthonynolan.org (18-35 years of age)
www.dkms.org.uk (over 35 years of age)
Every day, Anthony Nolan saves the lives of people with a blood cancer or blood disorder. They do this by matching incredible individuals willing to donate their stem cells to people who desperately need a lifesaving transplant. They also carry out cutting edge scientific research, fund specialist post-transplant nurses and support patients and their families through the transplant process and beyond. We won’t stop until we save the lives of everyone who needs a stem cell transplant. Every penny you donate brings us closer to that day.
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