Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research is the only UK charity solely dedicated to research into blood cancers. Their life-saving research is focused on finding causes, improving diagnosis and treatments, and running ground breaking clinical trials for all blood cancer patients.
Around 30,000 people of all ages, from newborn babies to grandparents are diagnosed in the UK with blood cancers including leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma every year. We need to be sure that Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research reach all those people and give them the best possible chance of survival.
The charity was chosen by the team in memory of Ben's father, Lee Brophy. We all believe that the charity do a fantastic job, and we hope that with your help, we can raise enough awareness and money to really make a difference.
"We’d like to say a huge thank you to Ben Brophy for all the effort he’s put into preparing for his solo English Channel swim attempt, which will raise money for our research into blood cancers. Ben’s already raised a brilliant amount of money which will help us beat blood cancer, and we’re very grateful to everyone who’s sponsored him or supported him in some way. With your help, we’re going to stop people dying from blood cancer, and improve treatments so that a blood cancer diagnosis doesn’t even have an impact on someone’s quality of life. And if it’s at all possible, we’re going to prevent people from getting blood cancer in the first place. Ben, thanks for being part of our Unstoppable team. Together we’ll beat blood cancer."
To find out more, please visit their website, at leukaemialymphomaresearch.org.uk.