MBE for founding members
Thursday, 2 July 2015
On 24 June the Mayor of Ards and North Down, Alderman Alan Graham kindly hosted a reception for two of our founding members Tom and Rosemary Baxter.
Tom and Rosemary were awarded MBE's for their services to the charity earlier this year.
Rosemary was one of the founding members of Leukaemia & Lymphoma NI and has been fundraising on the charity's behalf since 1964, following the loss of her younger sister Anne to leukaemia.
Thomas started supporting the charity soon after its foundation and between them they have contributed towards raising £10 million on behalf of the charity.
Both Rosemary and Thomas have worked tirelessly over the years to raise this money and have organised many fundraising initiatives such as BBQs, Spring sales, concerts and charity walks.
Their contribution and support for Leukaemia & Lymphoma NI has been invaluable. The money they have raised over the years has enabled scientists in Northern Ireland to continue the vital research into the causes and cures of leukaemia, lymphoma and related conditions with the aim of improving the outcome and quality of life for all of those affected by blood cancers.
Everyone in the charity is extremely proud that Rosemary and Thomas have received this national honour and we would like to extend our sincere congratulations to the both of them, it is truly deserved.
Rosemary and Thomas are both members of the charity's Bangor branch and Thomas is the branch's President and we are very grateful of their continued support.
Everyone in the charity is extremely proud that Rosemary and Tom have received this national honour and we would like to extend our sincere congratulations to the both of them, it is truly deserved.