Chairman: Tony Robinson
was born in London. At the time I was a
and later on
I had my own business. During this time I attended the
Boxing Shows at the Grosvenor Hotel, Park Lane, and I met
Bud Flanagan, Jack Solomons a boxing promoter and Alex
Alexander, who invited me to join the Committee of the Bud
Flanagan Leukaemia Fund and I have served the Fund for over
40 years, raising funds for research into Leukaemia to help
fight this terrible disease.
I am now retired and I devote much of my time planning
events for the Charity.
After 20 years
of working on the Boxing Committee, I was delighted to be
asked to become Vice Chairman of the BFLF Charity by Tony
Robinson, who is the driving force of this Charity.
I understand first-hand how dreadful this kind of illness
is, and my own experiences help to drive my passion for this
charity and the great work it does.
All funds and donations raised are 100% given to the
charity. In life people face different forms of adversity in
their careers and relationships, however the hardest fight
you will endure is one of a life threatening illness such as
Leukaemia. Having visited the Bud Flanagan Ward, funded by
the Charity, at the Royal Marsden Hospital, Sutton to see
young children suffering from this condition, it is very
emotional seeing how brave and resilient they are, it drives
you to want to do all you can to help find a cure and
improve the treatment.
The things we've already managed to achieve are truly
beneficial and life changing for these sick children.
Geraldine Smith - Trustee
I have supported this charity for over ten years now as I
have always been passionate about finding a cure for this
awful illness. This charity holds a special place in my
heart due to the immense funds they raise for the Royal Marsden Hospital, Sutton to help ease children's suffering
and for research.
I was asked to join the fundraising committee earlier this
year and am hugely honoured to become part of such an
amazing team of people who are all so passionate and
dedicated to raising much needed awareness and funds to help
find a cure.
Professor Gareth Morgan, PhD, FRCP, FRCPath
Professor Gareth Morgan joined The Royal Marsden NHS
Foundation Trust and The Institute of Cancer Research as
Head of the Haemato-Oncology Clinical Unit and Section of
Haemato-Oncology in 2003.
After attending medical school at the University Hospital of
Wales, he joined the Institute as a PhD student, where he
trained in the molecular genetics and management of blood
cell cancers. He left the Institute to join the University
of Leeds where he set up his own research group studying the
molecular genetics of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and myeloma as
well as treating patients with blood cell cancers.
is a respected clinician and researcher who has published
extensively on the use of High Dose Chemotherapy for the
treatment of lymphoma and myeloma.
Dr Faith Davies,
Faith is a Consultant Haematologist at the Royal Marsden
Hospital, London and a member of the Career Development
Faculty at the Institute of Cancer Research, London. Having
qualified as a doctor at the University of Wales, College of
Medicine, she completed her general medical training in
Cardiff and Birmingham, and her Haematology specialist
training in Leeds and London. During this time she also
undertook research in to the biology and treatment of
multiple myeloma, a bone marrow cancer, concentrating on a
number of potential new drugs (including Thalidomide,
Velcade and Revlimid) and new genetic techniques at the
University of Leeds and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute,
Boston, USA. She currently combines clinical work on blood
cancers with laboratory-based research, and specialises in
investigating new drugs for myeloma and leukaemia treatment
both in the laboratory and the clinic.
The Executive Committee
Chairman Tony Robinson Vice Chairman Martin King
Chairman Boxing Committee Tony Robinson
Committee Members Professor Ray Powles, CBE, MD, BSC, FRCP,
Dr Faith Davies, MRCP MRCPath. Prof.Gareth Morgan PHD FRCP FRCPath.
Martin King, Stephen Kyjak-Lane, Adger Brown, Robert Osborn.
Medical Advisor Professor Gareth Morgan, PHD, FRCP, FRCPath
Registered Charity No 1092540
A company limited by guarantee No. 4355397
The Bud Flanagan Leukaemia
by the Executive Committee & The General Secretary
10 Royal Sovereign View.
Eastbourne. BN23 6EQ
The minimal overheads are covered by investment income, such that 100% of funds
are applied to the objects of the Fund