You can get involved in Freyathlon in lots of ways: sharing stories and photos, encouraging others to get active, even giving me a blast if you think I’m slacking! Freyathlon is all about getting involved and supporting others.
Two charities have helped me a lot – providing support and assistance when I was going through treatment and beyond. And I’m involved with both charities as a volunteer.
- Bloodwise works to stop people dying from blood cancer, make patients’ lives better, and stop people getting blood cancer in the first place.
- Macmillan Cancer Support provides practical support, helping with all the things that people affected by cancer want and need.
And I’d like to encourage you to give blood.
I used to give blood but I can’t do it any more. I’m really grateful people have given blood to the NHS Blood and Transplant Service because when I was going through treatment I needed a blood transfusion. So I’d like to encourage as many people as possible to give blood – to help people like me, and many others.