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Family and friends’ fundraising reaches £17,000

The Jeans family have had a busy year, fundraising for Myeloma UK after wife, sister and mother, Sally Jeans was diagnosed with myeloma in January 2017. The family wanted to do something to help and have already raised £17,000 this year.

Fundraising news // 12th October 2018

Throughout this year, the Jeans family have been taking part in a number of activities to raise funds to help those affected by myeloma. The first of which, was a haircut by Sally’s youngest sister, Jennifer, who has had very long, thick hair for years. She decided to get the chop and ask people to sponsor her to do so. It was a big deal for her and everyone around her knew this as well. In total she managed to raise £3,000.

Other family members decided to take on marathons instead. Sally’s daughter Alice and three other members of the family took on a marathon in Rotterdam. Closer to home, Sally’s sister Kate, ran the London Marathon for Myeloma UK. Traditionally a cyclist, she took on a new challenge. The total raised for both runs was an incredible £6,800.

Along with another family affected by myeloma, the Jeans held a pizza party in their small village in Berkshire. The community banded together for a fantastic evening which saw an auction, 60 pizzas cooked and £5,000 was raised.

The latest fundraising event the Jeans family undertook was the Myeloma UK London Paris Ride. Sally’s husband Marwood decided to take on the four-day challenge and raised £2,500 in the process.

Sally said, “I am truly overwhelmed by the support and generosity of the people who have sponsored my family this year. I am also very, very proud of what my family have achieved and how much they have raised for Myeloma UK.

I am very pleased to say that I am still in remission and enjoying life – the new normal – to the full. I am so lucky to have a very supportive network of friends and the most amazing family.”

If you would like to bring your family together to raise some money for Myeloma UK, check out our Fundraising & Donations page. We’ve got plenty of ideas, events and campaigns for you to get involved in and help make myeloma history.