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 originally training as an actor, Kaplan soon found
himself appearing in major television, film and west end
theatre productions. Kaplan has also run his own management
and agency company for many years.
He also produces show’s and still performs himself. over the
past few years Kaplan has been asked personally by HRH The
Duke of Edinburgh to produce five royal gala shows at the
Theatre Royal Windsor for the Prince Philip Trust Fund in
the presence of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh.
He is secretary of the prestigious Vaudeville Golfing
Society and was extremely proud when elected captain of the
society in 2006, and is also a very proud member of the show
business charity organization the Grand Order of Water Rats.
and honored by being the only person ever to have been
elected to the position of King Rat on three consecutive
occasions 2006-2007-2008. he is also delighted to be vice
chairman of the Bud Flanagan Leukaemia Fund.
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.
Honorary Treasurer: Joe Goodman
Joe was a mere lad he was introduced to Variety Shows and
Pantomime, and with this encouragement so the seed was sown
for future achievements. Winning those early Talent Shows
such as The Sunday Newspaper Star Trail, Butlins £1000
Talent Show and Opportunity Knocks. Success continued over
the years for Joe to receive such prestigious awards as Club
Entertainer & Southern Entertainer of the year. His
appearance on "The New comedians" enhanced his career to the
versatile comedy entertainer he is today.Joe
is a happy family man who finds time to pursue his hobbies,
the love of golf and his inventions, designing "Clive the
Cone" and many more of his own "props.
The Bud Flanagan Leukaemia Fund
General Secretary: Julie Rudland-Wood
16 Royal Sovereign View
The Executive Committee
Chairman Tony Robinson Vice Chairman Kaplan Kaye
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.
General Secretary Julie Rudland-Wood. Honorary
Medical Advisor Professor Gareth Morgan, PHD, FRCP, FRCPath
Registered Charity No 1092540
A company limited by guarantee No. 4355397
by the Executive Committee & The General Secretary
The minimal overheads are covered by investment income, such that 100% of funds
are applied to the objects of the Fund