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Robert’s Charity Head Shave

Help Severn Arts trombonist raise money for Cure Leukaemia

By: Andrew Bright | Uncategorised | June 12, 2017

Robert Ward, 17, who plays trombone in the Worcestershire Youth Orchestra and Youth Wind Orchestra, is raising money for Cure Leukaemia by shaving his head on 20th July.

Having already exceeded his £500 target by raising a whopping £615, he is now aiming to raise £1000. Please help him achieve this by donating at his page on JustGiving.

This is a cause that is very close to Robert’s heart. Here’s what he has to say about how Leukaemia has affected his family:

“My name is Robert Ward, and I’m currently studying A levels at Pershore High School.

In 2006, when I was 6 years old, my mum was diagnosed with Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia. She was fortunate to be given Glivec; a new ‘wonder’ drug for this type of Leukaemia. She suffered side effects though, particularly extreme fatigue, so my 3 younger brothers and I became young carers.

Now, 11 years later, she is in ‘Treatment Free Remission’ which means that although the Leukaemia may return, she doesn’t have to take the drugs now.

I would like to fundraise for Cure Leukaemia, who fund research into new treatments such as Glivec, and plan to do this through shaving my head.

Please sponsor me with whatever you can spare.

Thank you,

Robert Ward”

About Cure Leukaemia

Cure Leukaemia (CL) helps to save lives and hasten global progress towards eradicating blood cancer within the next 30 years. CL supports the internationally renowned Centre for Clinical Haematology in Birmingham and a network of specialist research nurses across the UK who administer often world first and potentially life-saving clinical trials to leukaemia patients who have exhausted standard treatments. In 2017, Cure Leukaemia is committed to raising an additional £1m to double the Centre’s capacity for patients, world first trials & nurses.

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