8th October 2020

Raising Leukaemia research funds in memory of Robert Moon

Our colleagues are raising funds for Blood Cancer UK in memory of former Temporary Works Engineer Robert Moon, who sadly passed away late last year, aged just 30.

Colleagues have been racking up the miles to raise funds for Blood Cancer UK in memory of former Temporary Works Engineer Robert Moon, who sadly passed away from leukaemia late last year, aged just 30.

Before he fell ill, Robert and Siobhan, his wife of just two years, had been planning to visit family in Philadelphia.

Tragically, having been diagnosed in the April, Robert passed away in December 2019, and while the trip was never to be, it did inspire the fitness and fundraising targets Siobhan set out to achieve in her late husband’s memory.

Siobhan’s aim, at the start of the month-long challenge in early September, was to ask friends, family and colleagues to collectively walk, run, hop or cycle 3,300 miles, the distance to the Pennsylvanian city. She was also hoping to raise a total of £1,600 for Blood Cancer UK, the equivalent of the price of two return tickets there.

Siobhan selected Blood Cancer UK because the charity is at the forefront of Leukaemia Research and funds on-going research, including a current project looking at Acute Myeloid Leukaemia (AML) that is not responding to treatment, as was the case with Robert. 

With four days to go until the event ends on Sunday, 11th October, the response has been fantastic, with the total raised already north of the £10,000 mark and the mileage target long since smashed.

In fact, Siobhan has had to double to mileage target to 6,600 miles, with colleagues from across the business taking on the challenge of reaching 3,300 miles on their own.

If you are able to donate to Blood Cancer UK, please visit the Just Giving page here.

Thank you for your support.

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