Canary Wharf workers light up the sky for Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research charity
PUBLISHED: 22:17 15 October 2014 | UPDATED: 10:37 20 October 2014
Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research
Hundreds of fundraising office workers lit the night sky at Canary Wharf in aid of the world’s two largest blood cancer charities.
Employees from Barclays, Morgan Stanley, Thomson-Reuters, Goldman Sachs, NetSuite and Sapient carried lanterns heading into Cabot Square as part of London’s second ‘Light the Night’ walk.
The Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research blood cancer charity joined with America’s Leukemia & Lymphoma Society to raise funds through a series of events which culminated in last night’s lantern walk in east London’s Docklands.
The charities were supported at the gathering by Harlequins Rugby FC.
“It’s enjoyable to be part of this and help raise funds for such a cause,” Harlequins’ club chairman Conor O’Shea said.
“Many of us have been touched by blood cancer and it can often leave family and friends heartbroken—so we should do anything that we can to help fight the disease.”
The charities are hoping to beat last year’s £250,000 that they raised and are appealing for wellwishers to donate online.