By Emma Boffey, Scotland.
I have worked with the blood cancer charity Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research for the past 21 months and I love working with a great team to help make an impact to the lives of blood cancer patients.
My reason for working with a great team at Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research is that I sadly lost my brother to acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) 8 years ago. So when the opportunity came to work with the blood cancer charity, I had to take it, as I want to make a difference and improve the lives of those living with blood cancer.
I work with part of the regional fundraising team in Edinburgh and I look after all our supporters in Scotland as well as looking after the team’s new running events across the UK.
One of my supporters is running the Edinburgh Marathon this May to celebrate being in two years remission. Laura says; “”When I was sick I had absolutely no energy, so if I can do this, anybody can! Without the great work of Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research, I for one wouldn’t be here today.” Stories like this make me smile; knowing that the great work we do really does have an impact.
However you have to remember that not all the stories we receive are happy and we’re here to help those who have lost a loved one or coming to terms with their diagnosis. I feel proud knowing that I am working with a charity determined to beat these horrible diseases and stop people dying or getting blood cancer in the first place.
I love being a part of the team at Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research, knowing that the lifesaving funds we raise is going a long way to help patients with a blood cancer. It gives me great happiness knowing that I am making a change to someone living with a blood cancer.