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The NHS spent around £500,000 trying to save Ruby.  But effective treatments for relapsed T-cell blood cancer just haven't been found yet.  So we're aiming to raise a similar amount to fund research to find more effective and kinder treatments. We set up Ruby's Live Kindly Live Loudly fund with CCLG in August 2020 - and by December 2023 we'd raised over £250k.


We've had an amazing array of fundraising activities so far - everything from online dinner parties and comedy nights to sponsored skydives, wingwalks and headshaves. You can read about previous fundraisers here.  This year, CCLG have lots of organised fundraising events you can choose from on various dates all around the UK - including skydives, abseils, bungee jumps, obstacle courses, 3-Peaks / Lake District /Jurassic coast Challenges, half marathons and more - any of which you can sign-up for to raise money for Ruby's fund. If you'd like us to, we can cover your registration fee from Ruby's fund. Minimum sponsorship targets start at £200 for the smaller event.  After you've signed up, just set up your own fundraising page here (click on the orange button). CCLG will send you a fundraising pack, and we can give you t-shirts, badges and postcards to support your fundraising efforts; drop us a line if you've any questions (


In 2024, we've got the following events coming up:  

  • Susannah & Lucas - London Landmarks Half Marathon On 7th April, Susannah and her son Lucas will be taking on the London Landmarks Half Marathon for CCLG in aid of both Ruby's fund and Fred's Don't Look Down Fund.
  • Great North Run We've got two runners taking part in the Great North Run on 8th September 2024: Suzanne Pink, who used to teach Ruby at Dulwich Hamlet, and Izzy Wells.
  • Thames Bridges Trek Also in September a team of around ten people from the climate charity Ashden (which Emma's Mum works with) will be doing the 25km Thames Bridges trek, criss-crossing London's 16 bridges.  Everyone who sponsors a team member and specifies their favourite bridge  in the donations comments will go into a draw to win a painting of that bridge by Stewart Walton - Ruby's cousins' grandfather. Details here
  • London Royal Parks Half Marathon Boo will be running her second half marathon for Ruby's fund this autumn. 
  • Three Peaks of Ireland In August, Ruby's Dad Dylan and some friends will be attempting to scale Ireland's three highest peaks in a single day. 
  • Live Kindly Auction for Ruby We'll be holding on online auction this October to mark what should have been Ruby's 23rd birthday.  We'd be very grateful for donations of any kind; please fill out this form if you can help.  

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