Across the 5 and 6 December, Lymphoma Action supporters across the UK donned their best festive gear to spread some Christmas cheer and raise funds to support people affected by lymphoma. Our Virtual Santa Run encouraged people to ask friends and family to sponsor them to complete a festive 5k run or walk in their local area, as long as they stayed safe and followed the most up to date Government COVID-19 guidelines.
Our wonderful supporter Marie took part with her ‘virtual team’. Although they couldn’t run together, Marie and her friends, family and colleagues ran in their local areas and raised over £3000! Marie has even created a video of her team mates in action from across the UK!
“It was an amazing day” says Marie. “I was really touched by how many people came out to support me, and I am overwhelmed by the amount raised for Lymphoma Action. I cannot speak highly enough of the support the Charity has given me since my diagnosis of non-Hodgkin lymphoma. You never really know the work that charities do until you need it yourself, and I am in awe of the work that goes on behind the scenes at Lymphoma Action to support others in the same situation as me.”
“We would like to say a massive thank you to Marie and her supporters, and to everyone who has taken part in our Virtual Santa Run” says Sarah Thorn, Partnerships Manager at Lymphoma Action. “We are so grateful for their support as, through funds raised by events like this, we can continue our work in making a difference to the lives of people affected by lymphoma.”
There is still time to show your support for Lymphoma Action this Christmas. Our selection of beautiful eCards are available at the click of a button If you are trying to be more environmentally conscious, sending to loved ones overseas, or if that last posting date is creeping up on you! You can also give while you shop online and support our work whilst finishing off your Christmas shopping. Our Christmas Appeal asks for your much-needed support to help us continue to provide the best information and support for people affected by lymphoma.