The Sam White Legacy was founded in 2014 to continue the projects that Sam had started. He raised awareness and fund raised to support research into brain tumours in children and young people. Sam campaigned for greater awareness and better diagnoses. Sam died in September 2013, the legacy continues with his ideals, to promote greater understanding, invest in to research for better and pioneering treatments.
A group of kind hearted and determined people and I have recently completed an end to end challenge. We cycled from John O’ Groats to Lands’ End, pedalling over 1000 miles. There were tough, fun, dangerous and gruelling times over the 14-day ride, thankfully though we all finished happy and in one piece. We had great support from family and friends, also a couple of corporate sponsors came on board too.
Due to people’s fantastic generosity, as a team we have managed to raise a lot of money in sponsorship. Some of the money raised we are going to use towards helping young children to have respite breaks away from their treatment and trips to hospital. The Legacy in Nottingham, working with Clic sergeant at the Queens Medical Centre sends families on weekend respite breaks. We have had some very good feedback and testimonies from families that have experienced these breaks through our charity.
The charity now intends to expand what we do in Nottingham over the next three years and take this to other areas of the East Midlands to send families there on respite breaks.
Mike White – Trustee