As many of my close friends and family know, in December 2009 i lost my Dad to Leukaemia after his second battle with the disease. Since loosing my Dad many others i know have since been affected themselves or their close family members by Leukaemia.

While being diagnosed with cancer- my Dad, like many others, had to go through gruelling procedures; bone marrow transplants, blood fusions, chemotherapy. I remember being told that my Dad was then not allowed out of hospital and had to be kept in 'insolation' due to his extremely low immune system. He was kept in his own room at Darenth Valley Hospital and I now can't imagine how lonely and hard this must of been for my Dad that was so family orientated.

Sadly, my Dads battle with Leukaemia came to a very sudden end on 21st December 2009. He was surrounded by everyone who loved him.

My aim is to raise £450 for the charity to help support, research and fund emotional support lines to those affected by Leukaemia.

Lucy Johnson