Falkirk Round Table takes on big charity cycle

Falkirk Round Table get ready for their big cycle
Falkirk Round Table get ready for their big cycle

Members of Falkirk Round Table will use pedal power to coin in plenty of cash for the vital Anthony Nolan Trust.

Five Round Table members and another nine hardy souls from Falkirk 41 Club, made up of ex-Round Tablers, are gearing up for a sponsored 660 mile cycle from the Falkirk Wheel to Land’s End at the end of May.

Anthony Nolan helps save the lives of people with blood cancers such as leukaemia by matching them to people willing to donate bone marrow or blood stem cells for lifesaving transplants.

One former Round Table member Barrie Henderson, managing director of Extreme Karting in Larbert, donated bone marrow three years ago to help save a man’s life.

Phil Lauder, 41 Club vice chairman, said: “If Falkirk Round Table had not run their potential donor clinic nine years ago, Barrie would never have become a successful donor.

“At a recent 41 Club meeting we were moved by presentations from Barrie and Anthony Nolan volunteer Ally Boyle and are determined to raise the profile of this amazing charity.

“Perhaps we can inspire others to join the register and potentially save a life.”

Nancy Gray, Anthony Nolan fundraising manager, said: “The more fundraising we do, the more potential donors we can recruit onto the bone marrow register and the more lives we can save.”

Visit www.virginmoney
41Club to donate.