The Senior Captain’s Charity 2020
My charity this year is called The Lily Foundation. This is a national charity which is committed to finding a cure for mitochondrial disease by funding research, raising awareness and funding victim and family support. Mitochondrial disease has deeply affected myself and my wife Wendy in that it caused the death of our daughter Gemma and son Wayne both at the age of 21. The disease affects thousands of people and has many effects including seizures, vision and hearing loss, disabilities and eventually organ failure.
The Senior Captain’s Charity 2019
It is a privilege for me to be your Seniors Captain for 2019, I am looking forward to my year as Seniors Captain and I will endeavour to carry out the duties this post entails to the best of my abilities.
My Charity this year will be the Anthony Nolan Trust.
I have chosen this as I have a cousin who was lucky enough to benefit from a life saving bone marrow transplant 10 years ago. To mark this anniversary he walked the Cumbrian Way, a 74 mile trail through the heart of the Lake District, a target he had set himself when he reached this landmark, and in the process raised funds for Anthony Nolan in appreciation of their involvement.
I wish to continue raising money and awareness for this very worthy cause.
The Anthony Nolan Organisation briefly:
Maintain their register to enable them to match incredible individuals willing to donate their blood stem cells or bone marrow to people who desperately need life saving transplants.
Educate young people about the lifesaving difference they can make by joining their register.
Conduct groundbreaking research to improve the success rates of transplants and improve the lives of all people with blood cancer.
Are there with support, advice and information for people with blood cancer and their families.
Barry Jenkins, Seniors Captain 2019