Royston man set to cycle the distance to say thanks for Leukaemia care
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A man from Royston is set to pedal from London to Cambridge to raise money for a hospital ward after the ‘wonderful’ staff helped him recover from Leukaemia.
Lee Childers was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukaemia back in February last year after a short spell of feeling unwell.
He said: “The news came as a shock to me and my family.”
Lee was then admitted to Addenbrooke’s hospital to start his treatment of chemotherapy and spent his first month on Ward C10 where he described the staff as ‘amazing.’
The 39-year-old said: “All the nurses, doctors and all the staff on the ward did such a wonderful job of looking after me. They were not only there to deliver the medical care I needed but always took the time to explain to me exactly what was happening, listening to my fears and getting to know me as a person.”
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On March 25, Lee was allowed to go home, which he said was a huge moment as he was able to spend time with his family again.
He still needed three more rounds of chemotherapy and made almost daily trips to the day care unit at Ward E10.
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Lee said: “Again I cannot sing the praises highly enough of all those who work on this ward. They are all truly amazing individuals.”
The assistant sales manager at John R Ford & Sons was given the fantastic news that his leukaemia was in remission in July last year, and since then he has decided it is time to give something back.
He will take part in the London to Cambridge bike ride on July 26 with friends and family to raise money for Wards C10 and E10.
Lee, who lives in Siskin Close, has a target of £5,000 and said he’d like to give thanks to his wife Emma and friend Darren Bonfield for all the help and support they’ve given with fundraising. Lee will also host a band evening at the Cambridge Motel in Shepreth on Saturday, with local band Wolf Pack performing.
The event will run from 7.30pm until midnight. Tickets are £10 each or £5 for under 16s. You can get tickets from the venue, or you can email Lee at email@example.com. To donate to Lee’s fundraising page, visit www.justgiving.com/owner-email/pleasesponsor/Lee-Childers1.