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Former leukaemia patient takes up cycling challenge

12 September 2019

Haematology nurse, beginner cyclist and former leukaemia patient Brooke Evans from Droitwich is ready to cycle Cure Leukaemia’s 300-mile London to Paris (L2P).

Brooke, from Droitwich, will take on the challenge from today.

Six years ago, Brooke was battling acute lymphoblastic leukaemia at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham.

Thanks to treatment made available through funds raised for blood cancer charity Cure Leukaemia, Brooke went into remission and resumed her education with a view to becoming a registered nurse.

In 2018, she graduated from the University of Worcester and later in the year started treating blood cancer patients on the same floor of the hospital she herself was treated six years ago.

Since 2014, Brooke has been a great supporter of the charity that helped save her life, regularly helping promote the work of Cure Leukaemia and raising vital funds.

This year, Brooke wanted a new challenge and cycled the 42-mile route of the Velo

Now, during Blood Cancer Awareness Month, Brooke will set off for Paris from Greenwich Park alongside 100 cyclists raising funds for Cure Leukaemia this week.

The only issue earlier this year was that she did not have a bike to take on these challenges! Thankfully Ribble Cycles, Cure Leukaemia’s bike partner for the L2P event, generously donated her a bike to take part in both cycling events this year.

Brooke said: “I really enjoyed the Velo Birmingham & Midlands and I am so excited to be cycling to Paris tomorrow, especially in Blood Cancer Awareness Month. I am so lucky Ribble gave me this fantastic bike, it has really boosted my confidence on the road.

“Whilst I’m excited about the cycling it is my fundraising which is most important to me and I would love to surpass my £10,000 target. I know, personally, how important every penny raised for this charity can be and I would urge people to give what they can to help patients in the same position I was six years ago.”

 

To sponsor Brooke go to www.justgiving.com/fundraising/brooke-evans6.

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