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20 Sep 2020

Support our fantastic 20 for 20 Team!

When is this event:

Start: 20/09/2020 @ 8:00 am
End: 20/11/2020 @ 5:00 pm

We've collaborated with 19 other rare cancer charities in a unique and exciting campaign: 20 for 20. We've asked volunteers to complete 20 challenges (one a day for 20 days) any time between September 20th- November 20th and ask their family and friends to support them.

And we have an incredible 35 confirmed #20for20 participants. Here, all of those with live JustGiving pages are listed alphabetically. We are amazed by the range and diversity of the challenges being completed and the creativity of our participants! If a person’s story/ challenge catches your eye, why not donate directly to them by clicking “Donate” on their page?



Click on the links below to read their unique stories, what they’re doing and see how much money they’ve raised.

 Alastair Day  Alastair will be doing yet more running for his #20for20 challenge! Phew!

Alivia Hutchins 6-year-old Alivia is making her bed for 20 days. What an inspiration!

Avis Easteal From all the way in Singapore, Avis is swimming 20km for her #20for20 challenge and has nearly raised SGD 1000!

Brechje Walpot Brechje will be doing a variety of challenges including knitting!

Caroline McGovern Caroline will be doing 20 trampolining challenges, much to the amusement of her daughter!

Claudia Richards Claudia is doing a range of challenges including leaf-sweeping.

Chris Charlwood Chris is doing a 20km “Wandle trail” walk and has nearly reached her £250 target!

Chris Chappell Chris will be reading 20 pages of Mike Gayle's novels a day.

Chris Dugmore Chronic Myelomonocytic Leukaemia (CMML) patient, Chris, is doing a brisk 20 minute walk a day to get her exercising again after lockdown.

Christine Peel With her husband Ted currently in hospital undergoing his transplant, Christine is selling her very own MDS UK Christmas cards for her challenge. (See “Gallery”)

Christopher Lewis Christopher is going to Westward Ho and back for his challenge.

Connor Stalker Fresh from his 37-mile walk for MDS UK, Connor will now be running for MDS UK!

Jan Edwards Avid cycler, Jan, will be cycling 20km (12.4 miles) a day for his challenge.

Jo-Ella Bailey Jo-Ella is sky diving in honour of her father who sadly passed away from MDS in September.

Judith Edwards Piano-novice, Judith, is learning a new song for 20 minutes a day and posting her progress on days 1, 10 and 20 on her JustGiving page!

Jacqui Warren Starting on September 25th which marked her day T+100 (100 days after her transplant), Jacqui is doing an activity a day to aid her recovery, including yoga.

Julie Cockett MDS UK’s new volunteer, Julie, is litter-picking for 20 minutes a day.

Kate Darby As MDS UK’s very own poet, Kate is writing at least one wonderful poem a day about things that inspire her. (See “Gallery”)

Ken Measom Ken is doing painting, painting and more painting for his challenge. (See “Gallery”)

Kes Grant Our very own “human juke box”, Kes, is singing a song a day on her YouTube channel. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCi0qpGOE0aixSyS62T25HUw

Lilly Brockwell Little Lilly is picking up her kitten’s poo for 20 days in honour of her Great Uncle, John, who passed away from MDS.

Lin Holder Lin will be maintaining the garden of her beloved late husband, Ron, and learning to use his camera to take pictures of it. (See “Gallery”)

The Mason Family The Masons will be doing an alphabetical challenge with each challenge starting with the next letter of the alphabet. Challenges include "origami" and "washing a car in 20 minutes.

Molly Viner Molly is painting the MDS UK logo with extras! (See “Gallery”)

Pat Gold Pat is pampering her husband, Doug, who was sadly diagnosed with terminal cancer earlier this year, for 20 minutes a day.

Rebecca Bennett Diagnosed with MDS in 2015, Rebecca is doing 20 artwork sketches or paintings. (See “Gallery”)

Reema & Sumeet Chopra Through their charity, the Vijay Chopra foundation, https://vijaychoprafoundation.org/ Reema & Sumeet are running 5km a day for 20 days in honour of Reema’s Mum, who sadly passed away from MDS.

Russell Cook Avid runner and MDS UK Deputy Chairman, Russel, is running 5km a day for his challenge!

Sarah Hurst Sarah will be cycling round Tower Bridge every day.

Sophie Wintrich MDS UK ‘s CEO, Sophie, is doing a range of physical activities after months of working from home.

Stephen Andrews. Stephen has already raised over £4000 in his #20for20 challenge!

Sue Woolley Sue is making 20 hats and donating them to cancer patients at a hospital! What a gem!

Suzanne McWilliams Suzanne is doing a range of physical activities including hula-hooping!

Tess Brown Tess is doing a 20 day culinary challenge in memory of her friend, Guy Rouquette, who passed away from MDS last year.

Tom Andrews Tom will be doing physical activities for his challenge.

More participants will be added here as and when they register on JustGiving.

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You can view pictures of our fundraisers completing their challenges by going to our #20for20 Gallery.
Some fundraisers will be swapping their artwork/ poetry/ photos etc for donations at the end of the challenge. Check our #20for20 “Charity Shop” for more details.

Remember, you can always donate to our collective by clicking the button below.

A Big Thank You all our fundraising heroes. You are making a tremendous difference to our work, the support we are able to offer and the general awareness of Myelodysplastic Syndromes!

If you, or any friend or relative, would like to take part in this exciting event please get in touch!

You can have a look at this page for instructions on how to join. Have a look at our list of 20 Covid-friendly fundraising ideas!


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