"This ride represents my small way of saying ‘thank you’ to the person who saved my life; my donor, my hero
My very close friend, Bpositive founder and leukaemia survivor Jonjo Rooney is set to push himself to the limit by cycling 500 miles from Birmingham to Hamelin in North Germany to meet his bone marrow donor (The Hero of Hamelin), and to raise money for Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research, Anthony Nolan and Bpositive - three blood cancer charities very close to his heart.
Jonjo, will begin his ‘Hero of Hamelin’ cycling challenge on 6 September 2014 from the place where he underwent his bone marrow transplant at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham and is aiming to complete the epic journey within seven days. He will be joined by five other cyclists, including Bpositive co-founder and Secretary John Reeve, who lost his son Tim to Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia in 2005.
Click here to read the full story about The Hero of Hamelin challenge.
I will be one of two support drivers for the challenge and hoping to hop on my bike for a few hours along the way. As per any event this will incur costs for items such as; fuel, ferry crossings, accommodation and marketing and therefore any donations however small are hugely appreciated to help this challenge become reality.
If you wish to support the Bpositive team with the 'Hero of Hamelin' bike-ride you can do so by clicking the donate button on the left.
Thanks in advance for your support,
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