- West Bridgford Legion Cricket Club T20 tournament 05/12/2019
Many thanks to the West Bridgford Legion Cricket Club for raising £386 at their T20 tournament in August!
Congratulations to the organising committee for a great day and thanks to all who took part.
- 50th anniversary Bramcote Walk Success! 31/7/2019
Many congratulations and thanks to all who took part or helped in the recent 50 year anniversary Bramcote Walk.
Walkers, who had come from as far as Belfast, Spain and the Cayman Islands, were waved off by one of the founders of the annual event, Mrs Judy Morton. The weather was good and a lovely walk was enjoyed by all, as were the beautiful cakes and tea on completion!
We are delighted to report that this year’s event has so far raised an incredible £9000!!
Huge thanks to the walk committee Roger, Diane and Keith and their teams of helpers. The organisation was superb and in addition to the amazing amount of money raised, a great day was had by all!!
- Betty Barton Studentships 25/7/2019
The NLA are delighted to announce that they will be funding two PhD students who will start in October 2019. The students will be working with Dr Alex Thompson and Dr Claire Seedhouse and will be performing research aimed at understanding why some patients relapse and what happens when leukaemia cells stop responding to treatment. Work will also focus on using new drugs to try and overcome resistance to treatment. We will be inviting both of the successful applicants to share their research stories over the coming months.
- 50TH ANNIVERSARY BRAMCOTE WALK – please click donate button below for sponsorship (state name of sponsee under ‘your message’) 22/3/2019
This is the 50th anniversary of the annual Leukaemia sponsored walk so we are trying to make it an extra special event and raise as much money as possible.
Please help us achieve this by joining us for the walk or clicking on the NLA website ‘donate’ button.
The walk leaves 26, Moor Lane, Bramcote between 8.30 and 9.30 on Saturday 11th May 2019.
The walk is almost entirely off road but on paths and goes through Bramcote, Cossall along towpaths of the Nottingham and Erewash canal returning to Bramcote via Stapleford.
There are 3 checkpoints on route with drinks provided and refreshments available at the end.
Sponsor forms are available from Roger Moors by phoning 01159164441.
- Further publications resulting from work funded by the Nottinghamshire Leukaemia Appeal 04/10/2018
The Nottingham Haematology Research Group have published two papers this year which help us to understand ‘dormant’ cells. Dormant, or sleeping, leukaemia cells are often not killed by chemotherapy drugs and are an important reason for why treatment may not work. We have established models of dormancy to allow us to study the condition and we have identified some of the genes which induce a dormant state in our cells. Importantly, we have also shown that some of new drugs, currently in clinical trials, target and kill dormant cells.
The papers have been published in Oncotarget and Leukemia and Lymphoma and the work was made possible by the Nottinghamshire Leukaemia Appeal.
- Nottinghamshire Leukaemia Appeal funded research published 15/1/2018
Work supported in part by a grant from the NLA has been published in the January 2018 edition of PLoS One. The project adopted a new technique called ‘BH3 profiling’ and showed that it can predict drug combinations that will effectively kill leukaemia cells.
- NLA coffee morning success 23/10/2017
The first NLA Coffee Morning was held on the ground floor of the Clinical Haematology Building at City Hospital on Wednesday 18th October.
The event was organised to offer refreshments to haematology patients and their family and to promote the charity and its work. This will be a regularly occurrence so if you see us please do pop over for a tea or coffee and learn about our charity!
- Wollaton WI Fundraising Success 12/5/2017
Wollaton Womens Institute have raised the amazing total of £2004.24 after choosing the Nottinghamshire Leukaemia Appeal as their annual charity.
The money was raised by a variety of events including a Spring Fayre and Open Nights.
The cheque was presented by President Eileen Kearsley to Claire Seedhouse.
- Nottingham University Hospitals research boosted by Nottinghamshire Leukaemia Appeal grant 06/4/2017
Most patients with Acute Myeloid Leukaemia are treated with chemotherapy but this is successful only in a minority of cases. A plethora of novel agents are available but it is not known which drug will be best for which patient. The NUH haematology research team are seeking to develop same-day tests (called ‘dynamic profiling’) that will predict how a patient will respond to a specific drug. The NLA have contributed a grant of £5500 to this work which is aimed at giving the clinicians valuable information in the move towards personalised therapy.
- Blood, Sweat and Cures 05/1/2017
Mike and Lucy Wright with David and Karine Thornhill organised a 2-day sponsored walk in the Derbyshire Dales in September to raise funds for the Nottinghamshire Leukaemia Appeal. David has been treated for Leukaemia and Lucy, his sister is his stem cell donor.
The 12 mile route on day 1 went from Great Longstone to Birchover via Chatsworth, whilst Day 2 covered 11 miles back to Great Longstone via Lathkill Dale. Walkers were invited to walk for one day or both and a Pie and Peas supper was held on the Saturday evening at ‘The Crispin’.
As can be seen from the photos a good, and sunny, time was had by all!
The organisers presented the money raised by the walk, an amazing £1670, to Prof John Fletcher from the NLA in December.
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