Bud Flanagan Leukaemia Fund
Registered Charity 1092540

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Chairman: Tony Robinson
I was born in London.  At the time I was a salesman 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.

Vice President:  Kaplan Kaye
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.

Medical Advisor:
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.

He is a respected clinician and researcher who has published extensively on the use of High Dose Chemotherapy for the treatment of lymphoma and myeloma. 

Committee Member:
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
When 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.


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The Bud Flanagan Leukaemia Fund
General Secretary: Julie Rudland-Wood
16 Royal Sovereign View
East Sussex
BN23 6EQ

The Executive Committee
Tony Robinson Vice Chairman Kaplan Kaye
Chairman Boxing Committee Tony Robinson
Committee Members  Professor Ray Powles, CBE, MD, BSC, FRCP, FRCPath
Dr Faith Davies, MRCP MRCPath. Prof.Gareth Morgan PHD FRCP FRCPath.
General Secretary Julie Rudland-Wood. Honorary Treasurer Joe Goodman.
Medical Advisor Professor Gareth Morgan, PHD, FRCP, FRCPath
Registered Charity No 1092540
A company limited by guarantee No. 4355397

Administration: by the Executive Committee & The General Secretary
The minimal overheads are covered by investment income, such that 100% of funds raised
are applied to the objects of the Fund

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