Sam Ward has set up an exciting and thoroughly original inicitive with a hockey twist to raise awareness and money for Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research.
Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research is the only UK charity solely dedicated to research into blood cancers, including leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma.
Although the original plan was to donate everytime you scored a goal, hence the awesome #score4scan hashtag, it’s evolved to #skill4scan, where people are encouraged to video themselves performing some exceptional skills, nominate their friends, coaches, team mates etc and then donate to Sam’s page.
Preston Hockey Club have put the #score4scan on the backs of their shirts to promote the campaign even further. Many members of the hockey community and beyond have already given generously, and it’d be great if even more people got behind such a worthy cause.
Read Sam’s story and the reasoning behind the campaign below:
I’m Sam, and I score goals. So I decided that there’s no better way to celebrate a goal than to donate money to a great cause close to my heart?!
Thanks to social media, friends, teammates, strangers, the hockey family, the cricket community, and even athletics, what started as a £50/goal pledge has grown massively, with people even donating on behalf of goals scored by their favourite football team!
Martin’s recurrence of Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma during the 2013/2014 season was devastating news having played his way back into what went on to be a league winning Beeston side, scoring and creating many goals in important games early in the campaign.
In April 2014 Martin was admitted to The Christie Hospital where, after a week of intensive chemotherapy, he received donor stem cells from across the pond in America. He is currently in a very long recovery process as his new immune system attempts to settle in.
If you’re aged between 16 and 30 and like the ideea of being a life-saver to suffering from blood cancer, check out the work of The Anthony Nolan Trust and register here: http://www.anthonynolan.org/ all you have to do is provide a sample of saliva and you’re registered! Simple.
#skill4scan is the most recent initiative we have created. Simply upload a video of yourself performing a skill (regardless of the sport), donate, and nominate. Watch the video below for inspiration:
Video Referral: #skill4scan
The video is of Martin Scanlon and girlfriend Ellie Watton performing some incredible skills.
For more information, make sure you head on over to Sam’s Just Giving page and remember to get involved yourselves!