The Cure Leukemia Tour of the Tap 2021 Raises £25,000 – j99news

A CHARITY boss was greeted by two Saints legends as he neared the end of a 100-mile plus charity run.

James McLaughlin, CEO of Cure Leukemia, was given a warm welcome to St Mary’s Stadium by Matt Le Tissier and Franny Benali.

He had already visited colleagues at University Hospital Southampton during a 14-day run in 12 UK blood cancer centers supported by the charity.

James, who was sales manager at Southampton Football Club between 1999 and 2003, raised an incredible £25,000 for Cure Leukemia, which topped the £20,000 boost on last year’s Tour of the TAP.

James successfully completed the challenge in just over 28 days in 2020, but this year’s challenge made him conquer all 112 miles in half the time! He visited Belfast, Glasgow, Manchester, Leeds, Sheffield, Nottingham, Cardiff, Birmingham, Oxford, Southampton and London and ran 14km around each of the centers to illustrate that a person in the UK is diagnosed with blood cancer every 14 minutes.

James was joined at various times by the challenge of staff and charity supporters, who at times embraced sub-zero temperatures.

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A total of 168 kilometers and £25,000 collected later, a proud James is able to raise his feet and return to his desk.

The TAP centers, for which Cure Leukemia provides funding, are responsible for the Trials Acceleration Program and consist of a network of specialized CL research nurses based in 12 of the UK’s largest cities.

CL Research Nurses across the UK allow these trials to run, giving patients from a catchment area of ​​over 20 million people access to potentially life-saving treatments that are not currently available through standard treatment.

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