Leukaemia survivor set to ride 500 miles

By Harriet Ernstsons Thursday 14 August 2014 Updated: 15/08 13:05

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A LEUKAEMIA survivor is set to cycle over 500 miles to meet the donor who saved his life.

Bromsgrove resident is one of a team of six riding from Birmingham to Germany to raise money for charities Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research, Anthony Nolan and Bpositive.

The Hero of Hamelin challenge will begin on September 6 at the Queen Elizabeth, more than seven years on from the stem cell transplant which took place at the hospital.

Jonjo said: "This idea has been in my mind for a few years now, so to see it turned into a reality is both nerve-racking and exciting. This ride represents my small way of saying thank you to the person who saved my life - my donor, my hero from Hamelin.

"No amount of miles cycled could ever match what he has done for me but I know I had to do something."

Visit www.bpositive.org.uk/hero-of-hamelin.html for more information or to donate.

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