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Mayor of Gedling's Charity Walk to Support Anthony Nolan

Date Posted: 9:47 AM on Wed, 30 August 2023

Councillor Julie Najuk, the Mayor of Gedling, is stepping up to make a difference in the lives of those battling blood cancer and blood disorders. She is leading a charity walk on Saturday 16th September at Gedling Country Park to raise funds for the charity, Anthony Nolan.

Anthony Nolan is renowned for making lifesaving connections between patients in need and the extraordinary strangers who generously donate their stem cells. This charity has been instrumental in saving countless lives of people fighting blood cancer or blood disorders.

The charity walk offers an opportunity for the community to come together and enjoy a health walk at the country park while contributing to a good cause.

To join the 5k walk and support the charity, participants are kindly requested to make a minimum donation of £5 per person. Contributions can be made online through the event's dedicated JustGiving page. Every pound donated goes to Anthony Nolan to aid their lifesaving mission.

For those who opt to donate online and choose the Gift Aid option, the charity will receive additional funds. Gift Aid allows registered charities to claim tax on donations made by UK taxpayers. With each £1 donation made through Gift Aid, charities receive an extra 25p from HM Revenue and Customs, at no extra cost to the donor.

For those who prefer not to donate online, cash donations will be accepted on the day of the event.

Parking onsite is limited so people are encouraged to consider alternative transportation options, such as walking or using public transport, to reach Gedling Country Park.

This charity walk carries a heartfelt significance, being held in memory of Julie's close family friend, Samantha Clift who was supported by the Anthony Nolan during her illness. It's a tribute that adds even more meaning to the event's purpose.

The Mayor of Gedling, Councillor Julie Najuk said:  

“I am deeply honoured to lead this charity walk in support of Anthony Nolan. This organisation’s dedication to connecting patients with life-saving donors is truly inspiring. As we come together for this walk, we not only embrace the beauty of our community but also contribute to a cause that holds immense importance. We are very proud to have Gedling Country Park and it’s a great opportunity for us to raise money for a great cause while also enjoying the wonderful views of the park.”

For more information about the event, visit