2012 saw Cure Leukaemia as the chosen charity of BBC WM and what a huge success it was!
Thursday 28th February marked the end of a fantastic year, with the final total raised by the BBC WM's Red Alert Appeal revealed live on Pete Morgan's breakfast show by the late Tony de Grey, as an incredible £178,363.
The Breakfast Show was hosted from the Haematology Clinic on the morning and Pete was joined by a whole host of people who have supported the Appeal throughout the year.
Tony de Grey was eager to attend the presentation, having been so involved with the fundraising throughout the appeal, despite feeling quite poorly.
Sadly Tony passed away just a few weeks after this photo was taken.
Cure Leukaemia CEO accepted the cheque along with Trustee Alison Massey, Tony de Grey, Jaki Graham, research nurse Sarah Moss and Jaki's son Ryan.
WM presenters popped in to reminisce about their 100 Club Challenges, which include busking in New Street Station and running a lap of the Molineux in a mankini, amongst many other challenges.
The end of the Appeal was also marked with Town Hall and Birmingham University's 'Old Joe' clock tower being turned red.
We would like to say a huge thank you to EVERYONE who got involved, supported us, joined the 100 Club and took the time to get involved with our fundraising events.
We are very grateful to you all and the money raised will make a real difference to Cure Leukaemia and blood cancer patients throughout the Midlands.
In the last 12 months Cure Leukaemia and BBC WM’s Red Alert Appeal followed the story of Tony De Grey, who was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukaemia in January 2012 and given just days to live.
On Wednesday 29 August, Tony reached a huge milestone: 100 days since undergoing Stem Cell Transplantation.
Tony sadly lost his very brave fight with leukaemia on Friday 5th April 2013. Tony wanted to make as many people as possible aware of the disease and the work of Cure Leukaemia and spent a lot of his time fundraising and his story has inspired many people to fundraise on our behalf.
We are asking our supporters to continue to show support for Tony and fellow leukaemia patients by asking them to raise £100 and keep Tony’s fundraising legacy alive.
Can you raise £100 for Cure Leukaemia in our 10th anniversary year?
Please help us to raise more funds, to employ more specialist nurses and help us save more lives in the next 10 years.
Every £100 raised will make a real difference.