About my blog

CLL is the acronym for Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia. CLL is the most common cancer of the blood. However, unlike many other leukaemias, CLL is incurable. Innovative research is desperately needed to provide treatments which are more effective than the derivatives of chemical warfare agents currently in use. Research however costs money.

In 2009 I walked from John o'Groats in the north east of Scotland to Land's End in the south west of England. Hence the acronym JOGLE. The purpose of my walk was to make more people aware of this insidious disease and to encourage them to sponsor me by donating to the research groups I was supporting. It was a most enjoyable experience and I met some wonderful people. Together we raised over 2000 pounds for the cause. Thank you everyone!

In, 2010, the blog was being continued for those who may have be interested in following my walking holiday in Wales. This was not a charity walk.

Sadly this year, 2013, Alan Frost, a senior member of the Wednesday Loafers, our cancer support group, passed away. Many medics will tell you that CLL can be cured by a bone marrow transplant. Alan had battled with the cure for many years. More research is needed, but significant progress has been made since I started this blog.

CLL is still killing my friends. The organizations listed at the side of this blog would welcome any contributions you would like to make towards their research.

Please feel free to pass on the details of this site to anyone you think may be interested. The link is www.cancerwalker.com

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Donation site issues


Some of you may have noticed that your donation has disappeared from the Charity Giving website after you made a donation. I have been in contact with Charity Giving and below are the details of what has occurred.

"There has been a temporary problem with the site which is now fixed.
Yesterday morning we discovered that a few payments have been unsuccessful
due to a human error (when uploading and testing a site improvement, one of
our website managers put the giving system onto 'test' instead of 'live' and
forgot to put it back again), which resulted in no payment being taken from
a few cards, and some donations not being made.

so we are writing to each of these to ask the donor to make the donation
again, which hopefully they will agree to do.

We send the donor a link to make the process as simple as possible. As soon as the payment is actually made, it will show on the donation page again."

If you have any queries before re-making payments,or any problems while making the payment, please don't hesitate to get in contact with me at cllwalk (at) gmail.com and I will pass on the details to Charity Giving.

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1 comment:

  1. You are amazing! If you ever walk in the US, I'd gladly join you! As a CLLer too, I cheer you on!