We are Paul and Karen Clarke-Taylor. We are husband and wife, and we have decided to take on various challenges in aid of Anthony Nolan.
Why have you chosen to support Anthony Nolan?
Anthony Nolan found a match for one of Karen’s family friends, Simon, but sadly he wasn’t able to undergo the transplant. Several years later, Anthony Nolan found a lifesaving stem cell match for Karen’s friend, Hannah, when she had leukaemia.
In 2016, Paul was identified as a match for a woman who needed a stem cell transplant - we don’t know her name so we call her ‘Sarah’. Sadly, despite the best efforts of the medical team and the transplant that she received thanks to Paul, Sarah passed away in 2017. The news was difficult to process, so we decided to respond by raising money in her memory, in memory of Simon, and in celebration of Hannah.
What are you doing to raise funds in aid of Anthony Nolan
So far, Paul cycled the Ride100 in 2018 and Karen ran the London Marathon in 2019. We don’t know what we’ll do next but completing the London Classics is an option.