Giving Tuesday 2018

A charity helping to tackle blood cancers and blood disorders hopes to smash a £100,000 fundraising target on Giving Tuesday 2018.

The Lions International Blood Research Appeal (LIBRA) is inviting its supporters to get involved and host events, such as bake sales and tea parties, to help fund the development of new and improved treatments for patients across the UK and overseas.

The charity is currently raising funds towards their Tree of Life campaign and will be joining in with the global platform that is #GivingTuesday to get closer to its goal.

Funds raised will help to cover the cost of four items of specialist equipment which are urgently required for clinical studies into Leukaemia, Myeloma and other life limiting blood cancers.

LIBRA Chairman Andrew Lodge said:

“We were inspired to partner with #GivingTuesday as it is a fantastic initiative. It provides the ideal platform for smaller charities to raise awareness about their good work and engage with new supporters.”

LIBRA, which is the official Haematology Charity for King’s College Hospital in London, is driving vital research, including a vaccine for Acute Myeloid Leukaemia – the first of its kind in the world.

Andrew added:

“To help us meet our goal on #GivingTuesday all you need to do is create some tasty treats and sell them to help raise vital funds. You might like to organise a cake sale, tea party, family bake off or a fun themed event.  Remember that all funds you raise will help King’s in their fight to beat leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma, myelodysplastic syndrome and more.”

LIBRA’s trustees also work closely with Professor Ghulam Mufti OBE, Head of the Haematology Department at King’s College Hospital.

Speaking about the Tree of Life campaign Professor Mufti said:

“Our aim is to find a real cure or very long-term control for our patients. Now is your opportunity to help another human being. By supporting our work, you are helping to get rid of the suffering associated with blood cancers. We need your funds to help us carry out our vital research.”

If you would like to take part in the Great Bake for Giving Tuesday 2018 or any other time of year, please contact LIBRA to request your Great Bake Guide on 07795 255393 or