Dani is running this year’s Virgin London marathon for LINC. Her Mum, Anna, was diagnosed with leukaemia when Dani was a young girl. Anna was treated as a LINC patient and spent some time on Rendcomb ward, but is very happily back to health and made a full recovery some years ago. The LINC team have always enjoyed seeing the Mathews family. Anna for many years has been a LINC supporter, coming to events and collecting loose change for us.
If you would like to sponsor her please contact the team or visit her Virgin Giving site uk.virgingiving.com/daniellamathews
Best wishes also go to our team of 10 running in this year’s LONDON BUPA 10k. Team Never Let Go run in memory of their friend and brother, Tushar Patel. Tushar battled leukaemia but sadly died and they are now dedicated to raise funds to help other leukaemia patients. Good Luck to you all.
Our colourful theme of a Rainbow Day to support the Make a Difference Campaign seems to be catching on and proving to brighten everyone’s day. With thanks to Cirencester Deer Park, Richard Pate, Thrupp and Winchcombe Schools we have already raised a fantastic £1,870.
The pupils have enjoyed dressing in a bright colour of their choice to show their support and to help raise money to fund the much needed extra clinical psychology time.
Do you fancy having a Rainbow Day to help to brighten someone else’s life?
If so please contact Louise.Adkins@glos.nhs.uk
We are fortunate to have been nominated again as the charity of the Gloucestershire County Cricket Cheltenham Festival. This year we are delighted to be holding a Ladies’ Day on Tuesday 15th July. The day will consist of cocktails and canapes on arrival, a delicious two course lunch and tea and cupcakes.
Last year’s private facility provided a great location and stunning backdrop for the day. Ladies enjoyed some fabulous goody bags with lots of gorgeous cosmetics. Stunning hats and handbags will be modelled whilst we enjoy our cocktails and canapes. So if you are looking for a great day out this summer, make sure you book your place as soon as possible.
Tickets are £50 + VAT.
Warren Stallard took part last year in the Prudential Ride London, here is what he has to say about it.
“It was an amazing experience taking part in the Ride London 100, to be able to cycle on a 100 mile closed road, traffic free route. Following the 2012 Olympic road race route with 20,000 other riders, we passed the iconic sights of London, then out through the Surrey countryside and back to the finish in the Mall in front of Buckingham Palace.
It provided me with the incentive to get fit after recovering from Leukaemia and proved an extremely rewarding and enjoyable way to raise money to support the great work that LINC does. A truly unforgettable event.”
We have places left, so please contact Sally on Sally.Gillespie@glos.nhs.uk if you are interested in riding for LINC.
The LINC Shop
For those of you that have not yet been to our LINC shop in The Bath Road in Cheltenham, it is certainly a charity shop of a very high standard. The clothes are carefully selected by Sally Clark and her team, Gillian and Angela.
There is a selection of ladies coats, trousers, dresses, skirts, shirts, shoes, belts, bags and accessories as well as really lovely gifts, cards, wrapping paper and jewellery. Donated books are also sold at a really reasonable price.
So if you are thinking of emptying your wardrobes, please think LINC and donate any ladies clothes to the LINC Shop, all the money raised goes directly to helping our leukaemia and cancer patients in the county.
If you are shopping in Waitrose, don’t forget for the month of April, LINC is one of the nominated charities.
So don’t forget to pop a token in the Waitrose community box for us as it could be worth up to £500 to LINC.
To keep up to date with LINC news, why don’t you follow us on Twitter and Facebook, we also have a twitter page for the fairy Fun Run
If you would like to receive our newsletter by email, please let the team know on firstname.lastname@example.org
Don’t forget the Cheltenham Half Marathon on Sunday 7th September.
Why not come and run for LINC! There is plenty of time to train for it.