A SOLICITOR raised nearly £400 for Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research after her friend was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
Little Sutton resident Julie Sillito raised the cash for the charity dedicated to finding better treatments and cures for all blood cancers, including leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma.
Julie, 29, walked to beat blood cancer at the Wirral Coastal Walk on Sunday, May 27.
She was inspired to take part in the event again after her friend, Jane Allison – who joined her on the walk last year – was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
Julie, a solicitor at Riverview Solicitors, said: “Jane was very fit and a keen runner, and it’s been a shock to everyone who knows her how ill she has become.
“I want to raise money for research so that more people can get an earlier diagnosis and treated sooner, and ultimately end up in remission.
“Unfortunately Jane wasn’t well enough to join me on Sunday after receiving her latest round of chemotherapy. But some of my work colleagues were able to come along for parts of the walk and I know Jane was cheering me on from home. It really meant a lot to have their support.”
The 15-mile walk started at Seacombe Ferry and took in the breathtaking views of the River Mersey, the Irish Sea and the River Dee, finishing at Thurstaton Country Park.
Dan Solley, head of sports events at Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research, said “Walking is a great way for people of all ages to help raise money for Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research. Every penny raised will be invested in research that is finding better treatments for patients with all blood cancers, including leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma.”
You can still support Julie’s walk to beat blood cancer by visiting her fundraising page at http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/JulieSillito.