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£18k RAISED: Radlett resident’s amazing fundraising leads to award nomination 

 Published on: 15th February 2021   |   By: Geraint Roberts   |   Category: Uncategorized

A Radlett resident was nominated for a prestigious, nationally recognised, award for his fundraising efforts in March 2020 for the charity.

Jamie Wolff, who raised an incredible £17,900 for Anthony Nolan, a UK blood cancer charity, was nominated in the Individual Fundraiser of the Year category, alongside two others. 

The fundraising efforts from Jamie was to show support to his father, Richard, who had been diagnosed with myeloma in October 2019.

At the time of the fundraising, Jamie said: “A key reason for this fundraiser Is to raise money for the Anthony Nolan Trust, which is an incredible charity that matches stem cell and bone marrow donors with people suffering from blood cancer. 

“The charity conducts leading research into stem cell matching and transplants to that people with Dad’s condition can get help. We need to continue to fund this research in order to save lives.

“This is an incredibly important cause for me and I urge you to support this amazing charity by donating as much as possible, or joining the register and to support people like Dad.” 

Henry Braund, chief executive of Anthony Nolan, said: “It is remarkable to see how many people support our work to find a match for those in need of a stem cell transplant. Without them, none of our life-saving work would be possible.

“Jamie’s motivation to do a head shave in support of his dad and Anthony Nolan was very special. He managed to reach so many people and raise so much awareness of our work. To raise £17,900 from one event is extraordinary.”

Despite Jamie narrowly missing out on the award overall, the charity were still eager to congratulate and thank all nominees.

Mr Braund added: “We want to say a massive thank you, and congratulations, to all our nominees. Whether or not you win, nominees like you really are all winners to us.”

The award was presented by TV presenter and Anthony Nolan ambassador, Joe Crowley. 

In the video, Joe said: “Jamie’s fundraising raised a whopping £17,900, which is incredible. As well as all that money, Jamie raised plenty of awareness by signing up friends to join the stem cell register. Well done Jamie.” 

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