Inspiring ACT on Cancer fundraisers
Leigh Broughton from Peterborough was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2007 at the age of 27. Leigh underwent three years of treatment at Addenbrooke’s that included two bone marrow stem cell transplants, chemotherapy and radiotherapy. After the second bone marrow transplant was found to be successful, Leigh went into remission. He has now been clear of cancer for five years.
Leigh is so grateful for his treatment at Addenbrooke’s that, along with his fiancée Amy Marlow, he has raised over £8,500 for ACT on Cancer by undertaking a variety of fundraising events including the Tour de East Anglia cycle ride, the Jordan Desert Trek and a charity gala night. Leigh and Amy also volunteer their time as ACT community ambassadors.
Leigh said: “I got such good treatment at Addenbrooke’s, I felt so happy and safe. Every time I go, they know my name. I have always been treated so well; I’d do anything for Addenbrooke’s.”
Lead chemotherapy nurse, Elaine Chapman, raised £2,365 for ACT on Cancer by trekking to Everest Base camp in October 2013.