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Barney is making great progress with his Puppy Raiser, Jean. He’s beginning to learn the cues ‘sit’, ‘stay’ and ‘down’ and is making fabulous progress with these. Jean has also been working on Barney’s food manners. She can place some kibble on the floor while Barney patiently waits for the ‘okay’ cue before eating it. He really enjoys going on free runs, especially with Jean’s rehomed dog, Thomas. They have so much fun running around together. Great work Jean and Barney!
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CCFR donated £500 to Daniel & Chaney Bray following the loss of their beautiful daughter Ellie to support Blood cancer UK.
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Every penny counts. Read the story below
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As a family, we were blessed to have our beautiful Ellie for 18 years so we set out to honour her life by raising £18,000. We reached this target within 6 months so have increased our target to £50,000. Any funds raised will go towards research into Acute Myeloid Leukaemia (AML) through Blood Cancer UK.
Ellie was diagnosed with AML in October 2020 which carries a less than 20% five year survival rate. Her treatment was incredibly brutal and even if her stem cell transplant had been successful, she would have been left with a lifetime of health problems. Although some types of Leukaemia currently carry survival rates of over 90%, this is not the case for AML and those diagnosed deserve to have hope for a happy and healthy future.
The first £16,000 we have raised was directed towards the VICTOR Clinical Trial for AML run by Dr Dillon who Ellie was under at Guy's Hospital. Ellie received this drug but sadly it didn't work for her, our hope is that this research will be able to predict what types of AML it will work for in the future.
We are now directing further funds raised towards a research project into AML by Dr Neil Rodrigues at Cardiff University. Dr Rodrigues and his team have identified a key molecule involved in the normal function of blood cells and have found that the levels of this molecule are lower than they should be in people who have AML. They think that by raising the levels of this molecule, they might be able to restore the normal functions of blood cells. Ultimately, this could provide people with AML with a new treatment option and improve the chance of survival for people with the disease.
Ellie raised over £20,000 for various charities throughout her treatment. We would like to use this fund to continue her incredible legacy and play our part in helping researchers find kinder and more effective treatments for AML. We hope that our fundraising will contribute towards the day when no one loses a loved one to this awful disease.
We know that nothing we can do will bring Ellie back or fix the heartache that we feel every single day but we know that she would want us to help fund research, in the hope that one day there will be a cure for everyone diagnosed with AML.
Life saving act by Cambridge United Foundation staff earns award
A walking football tournament was taking place on the bank holiday weekend in May at the Abbey stadium when one of the players had a cardiac arrest and due to the fast acting work of four members staff the player recovered.
Staff carried out CPR and had to use a defibrillator to get the players heart beating again they worked on the individual until emergency service help arrived .
Cambridge Charity Fund Raisers presented the four members of staff with an engraved salver and Marks & Spencer vouchers to celebrate the outstanding life saving work they carried out.
Left to right ,Ian Darler CCFR ,Vicky Neal CUFC Foundation ,Simon Wall CUFC Foundation , Tim Walker CUFC Foundation, Mark Bonner 1st team head coach,
Fin Peters the 4th member of the life saving team not pictured.
Proud to work alongside you all outstanding act of saving a life.
You can learn more by reading the Cambridge Independent article and accessing the nomination form here: https://www.cambridgeindependent.co.uk/.../nominate-now.../
Cambridge Charity Fundraisers are a voluntary organisation, raising money for local charities through fishing tournaments, donations, sponsorship and events.