Instagram links Visit our Homepage Helping Hand Urgent Appeal Our #HelpingHand fund exists to provide one-off grants to families experiencing financial difficulties due to a #bloodcancer diagnosis.Will you donate today to give families a helping hand? Locks Off For Leukaemia UK If you've been growing out your hair (either intentionally or unintentionally) during lockdown, now's the chance to get the chop to raise vital funds for Leukaemia UK. Click here for more info on how to get your locks off for Leukaemia UK. Blood Cancer Alliance Survey To help shape its response to the inquiry launched by the APPGs for Blood Cancer and Stem Cell Transplantation into the impact of COVID-19 on blood cancer services, the Blood Cancer Alliance has launched this new survey. If you’re a healthcare professional with recommendations for Government or have views on the changes to treatment caused by the pandemic, please fill out this survey. Movement For Good Awards If you'd like to help support our life saving research and care for people with blood cancer now and in the future, then could you take 5 minutes from your day to nominate us to receive £1000 from Movement for Good? You can find us by searching for our Registered Charity Number 1154856. 100k walk On the 29/30 May, Kirsty, Lauren, Nat, Donna and Terri will be walking 100k in memory of their friend Michelle Richards to raise life-saving funds for Leukaemia UK (Michelle's chosen charity). If you would like to show your support, you can donate to their challenge here. Jimaine's Story Jimaine was diagnosed with AML as a teenager, 18 years ago. Today he’s a musician and has released an album inspired by his blood cancer journey. You can watch his story here. Nancy's Story Nancy was 33 and seven months pregnant with her second daughter when she was diagnosed with multiple myeloma. Nancy relied heavily on the Leukaemia UK Mind & Body Counselling Service, to help her cope with her diagnosis and navigate her ‘hidden disability’. You can read more about Nancy's story here. International Clinical Trials Day Over the past 40 years, we've been funding research into leukaemia and other blood cancers. We've helped pioneer important advances in treatment for those affected by a blood cancer and are currently funding ground-breaking projects with the aim of developing kinder and more effective treatments. If you'd like to support our work on #WorldClinicalTrialsDay you can do so here. 250,000 Step Challenge Take our 250,000 steps challenge in May and raise funds to support the 250,000 people living with blood cancer in the UK. Your fundraising will help fund life-saving research and vital support. Head on over to our challenge group for more information on how to register for your free challenge pack. Captain Tom 100 Challenge Will you fundraise for Leukaemia UK to celebrate Sir Captain Tom's achievements? It’s so simple. All you need to do is dream up a Captain Tom 100 challenge based around the number 100 and do it at any time and anywhere over Captain Tom’s birthday weekend – starting on Friday 30 April through to Bank Holiday Monday 3 May. Find out more and sign up here. KO Blood Cancer If you have a gaming fan in your house, why not suggest they sign up to KO Blood Cancer? It couldn't be simpler. Sign up and pick a day to play your choice of game for as long as you want. Then ask your friends, family, colleagues and acquaintances to sponsor you as you show blood cancer that it’s Game Over! Find out more and sign up here. Great Easter Bake Off Have you heard about Leukaemia UK's Great Easter Bake Off? We're asking you to get creative and show us your lockdown baking skills! You have until 6th April to send us a picture of your bake, which will be judged by chef and TV personality Tom Kerridge. Find out more here. Billie's Story Billie was diagnosed with leukaemia in 2015. During the coronavirus pandemic, Billie continued to receive treatment and had multiple hospital visits. You can watch Billie's video here. Royal Parks Half Marathon The Royal Parks Half Marathon is the capital’s biggest and best-loved half marathon. The stunning 13.1 mile route takes in the capital’s world-famous landmarks on closed roads, and four of London’s eight Royal Parks – Hyde Park, The Green Park, St James’s Park and Kensington Gardens. Join our team and enjoy this beautiful half marathon. Find out more and join our team. #FreeWillsMonth March is #FreeWillsMonth and you can have your Will written or updated for free all month. Find out how you can take advantage of our Free Wills Month here. "Donating on behalf of my fabulous Dad." Thank you so much to Frances and her Dad for their donation. If you'd like to support our work, you can donate here. Running for Mum Catherine’s mum would have been 60 this year. Unfortunately she passed away when Catherine was just 4 years old. To celebrate her birthday, and to support other families living with leukaemia, Catherine is running 60km in her honour. Support Catherine here. Helping Hand Fund We understand that worrying about money is the last thing you need when you are dealing with a blood cancer diagnosis or helping a loved one cope with treatment. To help ease financial concerns we offer a ‘Helping Hand’. Our Helping Hand Fund provides awards of a fixed amount of £200 as a one-off payment. The aim of the awards is to make life more manageable, we'll help if we can. Find out more and how to apply. 28 Day Lunge Challenge How about taking part in our 28 Day Lunge Challenge? When you sign up, you'll receive a free headband in the post and be added to our private Facebook group where you can find encouragement and support to help keep you motivated. Sign up here. Coronavirus Information This is a really difficult time and people may have questions about the advice they should follow in this latest lockdown. If you’re looking for some guidance or clarity, please have a look at our coronavirus information page. Research At Risk Covid-19 has put charity funded #ResearchAtRisk and we need your help to ask the Prime Minister to protect it. Anyone wanting to write to the Prime Minister will just have to click on this link and fill in their email address to send a ready-drafted letter to No. 10. With your help we can get enough interest to convince the Prime Minister to intervene in the battle for funding so that charities like us can continue lifesaving research and improve lives. Jasmine's Story In 2019, Jasmine was diagnosed with Leukaemia and spent a year of her life in Isolation. During her treatment, Jasmine's Mum and husband visited her most days, but she still struggled with the isolation. Covid has meant another year of lockdown for Jasmine, who worries about those going through treatment for blood cancer during covid. Read more of Jasmine's story. London Winter Walk Get your bobble hat and trainers on for a covid-secure London Winter Walk and raise money for people living with a blood cancer. The London Winter Walk on 27th March has a 21km and a 42km route for anyone interested in exploring the streets of England's capital city. Find out more about the event and sign up here. From Joe Wicks to lab shifts As the year draws to an end, we caught up with Leukaemia UK scientist, Kristina Kirschner to find out how the coronavirus pandemic impacted her work and how 2021 is shaping up for blood cancer researchers. Find out more about researching blood cancer during the pandemic. Royal Parks Half Marathon The Royal Parks Half Marathon is the capital’s biggest and best-loved half marathon. The stunning 13.1 mile route takes in the capital’s world-famous landmarks on closed roads, and four of London’s eight Royal Parks – Hyde Park, The Green Park, St James’s Park and Kensington Gardens. Join our team and enjoy this beautiful half marathon. Find out more and join our team. London Landmarks Half Marathon Come and join #TeamLUK at the 2021 event. We have guaranteed charity places available or you can join our team with your own place. Running the London Landmarks Half Marathon will take you around the streets of the capital and past a few of London's world famous landmarks. The 13.1-mile route takes place on a fairly flat course that is perfect for first-time half marathon runners or those looking for a personal best. Find out more and join our team. Leukaemia UK's Helping Hand Fund At Leukaemia UK we are committed to supporting those living with a blood cancer and their families through difficult times. We understand that worrying about money is the last thing you need when you are dealing with a blood cancer diagnosis or helping a loved one cope with treatment. To help ease financial concerns we offer a ‘Helping Hand’. Our Helping Hand Fund provides awards of a fixed amount of £150 as a one-off payment. The aim of the awards is to make life more manageable, we'll help if we can. Find out more about Helping Hand We are funding more research: read about John Goldman Fellow 2020 Dr Kostas Tzelepis, University of Cambridge Dr Tzelepis's research has promising clinical potential to develop new therapeutic options, giving hope to patients with AML and other types of cancer. Find out more about #RememberACharityWeek, a campaign raising awareness of the importance of gifts in Wills. A gift to Leukaemia UK will help us fund ground-breaking research and care to make a difference those affected by leukaemia and other blood cancers, for generations to come. Read Louise's inspiring acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) story Find out more about John Goldman Fellow 2020, Dr Simon Mitchell's innovative diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) research. September is Blood Cancer Awareness Month. Help us raise awareness of leukaemia and other blood cancers by getting involved. Read about John Goldman Fellow 2020, Dr Bettina Wingelhofer's vital AML research: Understanding gene activation to find novel therapeutic targets Read about John Goldman Fellow 2020, Dr Miguel Ganuza's essential leukaemia research at Queen Mary University of London Be our Hero, explore our exciting range of Virtual Challenges and events Rebecca’s acute promyelocytic leukaemia story Rebecca was 21 years old and working as a Police Officer when she developed excessive bruising in early 2019. This led to her acute promyelocytic leukaemia diagnosis in March 2019. Here, Rebecca shares her story in her own words, to help raise awareness. Visit our Homepage About our work Investing in healthcare professionals We invest in the best clinicians, researchers and scientists through our grants programme, developing the scientific leaders of tomorrow. Our grants fund research projects, help develop care pathways and equip professionals with the skills to discover improvements in care or advances in treatment. Accelerating treatments through clinical trials We are investing in a new clinical trials initiative called IMPACT to help fast-track the testing of drug and cellular therapies for patients who experience complications after a stem cell transplant. It allows transplant centres across the UK to work together to deliver clinical trials focused on stem cell transplantation. Supporting the mind and body We believe emotional support during and after treatment is essential. That’s why we’ve launched an innovative pilot in blood cancer care: our Mind & Body team. Psychologists, a psychiatrist, counsellors and a social worker work with the haematology team at King's College Hospital to provide holistic care at every stage of treatment. Transforming blood cancer care Alongside investing in world-class research we fund innovative projects to improve care. Through our care projects we improve access to treatment for those affected by blood cancers and provide opportunities to meet other people experiencing life with a blood cancer diagnosis. Providing critical financial support An unexpected illness can knock life plans off course, with significant financial repercussions. We know this can be a real worry. Leukaemia UK offers one-off grants via our Helping Hand Fund to ease families or individuals through a difficult period. Applications must be supported by your consultant or specialist nurse. Leukaemia UK relies completely on voluntary donations. Please help us support people affected by leukaemia and other blood cancers by donating to Leukaemia UK today, by fundraising or getting involved in our events.