Rowing for Cure Leukaemia

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Cure Leukaemia have appointed fundraisers, Harry Martin-Dreyer and Alex Bland as Patrons after the pair completed the ‘Rowing 4 Research’ challenge.

The two friends pushed themselves to their limits by rowing 3,000 miles to raise over £200,000 for Cure Leukaemia and type 1 diabetes charity, JDRF.

The gruelling challenge lasted for fifty days beginning in Gran Canaria and ending in Port St. Charles Barbados.

The pair recently visited the Centre for Clinical Haematology at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital to present a cheque for over £100,000 to Professor Charlie Craddock and Cure Leukaemia. The money raised will go towards potentially life-saving drug treatments for leukaemia patients in the region.

And there’s still time to raise even more money for the Jewellery Quarter-based charity as donations are still being accepted on the Rowing 4 Research page.

A London-based production company are currently producing a documentary about their inspirational story that will be released later this year.

For more information about Cure Leukaemia visit their website or follow them at @CureLeukaemia.

To make a donation, visit their Rowing 4 Research Virgin money page here. Donations will be accepted until June 2014.

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