Walk the Purbeck Odyssey with Leukaemia Busters

The Purbeck Odyssey

The Leukaemia Busters Purbeck Odyssey returns to 2016, with some familiar and some new routes.

On Saturday 18th June, there will be a series of sponsored walks, starting and finishing in the village hall of Harmans Cross. The new and amended walk routes will see you take in the views of the Purbecks and Corfe Castle in distances of 7, 12, 19 or 26 miles.

The four-mile Castle Walk to Corfe Castle and back is a new route for 2016, where you will have the option of taking the Swanage Steam Railway to or from the castle if you prefer a shorter route. The Whale Walk and Dolphin Walk both include rides on the railway.

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The costs of registration are as follows:

Castle Walk (including optional train fare) – £15 for adults £6 for children (5-15 years)
Whale Walk (including train fare) – £20 for adults £6 for children (5-15 years)
Dolphin Walk (including train fare) – £20 for adults £6 for children (5-15 years)
Purbeck Voyage – £15 for adults, children under 15 are not permitted
Marathon Challenge – £25 for adults, children under 15 are not permitted

All entry fees will increase to £25 if you register after the deadline. Every walker that enters before 30th May will also be entered into the prize draw for free. The price of entry also includes free parking at Harmans Cross Village Hall and a medal for all finishers.

If you would like to register as an individual or group for one of the walks you can complete the registration form here (one form per person). Otherwise, you can download the registration form here, complete it and send it to the charity via post to:

Southampton General Hospital,
SO16 6YD

You can pay for the walk by bank transfer, cheque or you can donate by credit or debit card. All cheques are payable to ‘Leukaemia Busters’ and sent to the same address as above. To make a bank transfer, use the following details:

Account Name: Leukaemia Busters

Account Number: 12861011

Sort Code: 40-42-18

The charity has also provided a list of what you should bring to the walk on the day here.

About Leukaemia Busters

Leukaemia Busters fund and conduct pioneering research focused on the development of antibody-based treatments for those with leukaemia and other related cancers. Their aim, since 1989, is to see a world where leukaemia can be cured for every patient.

Set up by three sets of parents whose children were undergoing treatment for leukaemia or lymphoma, Leukaemia Busters was born from urgent medical need and a shared vision to effectively treat the disease without the need for intrusive, distressing chemotherapy.

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Their mission remains the same, to discover and develop monoclonal antibodies that can be used for the targeted treatment. In recent years, the parents’ dream has turned into more of a reality, as antibody-based drugs are now in common clinical use for a variety of cancers.

However, despite the charity playing a role in the introduction of these drugs, they recognise there is still a lot more research to be done, and they want to ensure that the treatments are made as effective as possible.

If you can’t take part in the event but would still like to support the cause, you can choose to donate by clicking the link below.

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