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Maleena Pone

I am taking on a triathlon to raise funds for Race Against Blood Cancer,

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My beautiful bright-soul and baby brother Gavin Pone was a recipient of a bone marrow transplant in late 2001 after suffering from Leukaemia for 5 years. However he tragically died on 1st May 2002 because it wasn't a strong enough match and his body didn't take to the transplant successfully. That's because there were so few suitable options on the bone marrow register. The problem currently is that patients from ethnic minority backgrounds are at a significant disadvantage of finding a perfect match, due to a lack of donors registering from their respective communities. This means the more diverse your ethnicity, the more difficult it is to find a match, resulting in many patients unfortunately never finding a match. The cure for blood cancers such as Leukaemia and Lymphoma is in the hands of ordinary people. We can wait for science to crack it or we can take direct action. This triathlon is my contribution, in my brothers memory, to keep the message out there and get more people from single or mixed ethnic heritages to register - it's easier than giving blood. To find out more visit 

Event details


I will be swimming 400 metres in the Royal Victoria Docks, followed by a 10km bike ride and 2.5km run.  I plan to smash it in an hour. I am learning to swim properly, undergoing extensive training and pushing my body to the brink just to be able to compete. Please sponsor my trouble :)

Event date

22-July-2017 09:00  - 
22-July-2017 18:00

Event type

UK challenge

Event is completed


Excel, 1 Western Gateway,
E16 1XL,


Well done, sounded like some serious hard work!
Donation by Bina
on 18-08-2017
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Nice one Maleenz!
Donation by Thea
on 27-07-2017
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Well done Minnie 👍
Donation by Ami
on 23-07-2017
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Super proud of yo hun. One brace lady always up for a challenge. Never fail to amaze! Love you xx
Donation by Sabrina
on 23-07-2017
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Donation by Hosanna
on 22-07-2017
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You absolutely rocked today like I knew you would!!! Xx
Donation by Tash
on 22-07-2017
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Good luck hunny!!!!
Donation by CC, T & T
on 22-07-2017
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Good luck my darling, I know you'll smash it! So proud of you xxx
Donation by Kavita Patel
on 18-07-2017
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Smash it Maleena, good for you in keeping Gavins memory alive and helping to potentially save others. x
Donation by Bal Nahal
on 09-07-2017
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Completely in awe of you! I'll be waiting on the finish line with a large glass of wine! Xx
Donation by Reya
on 05-07-2017
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Donation summary

Online Donations: £716.00
Offline Donations: £0.00
Total Raised: £716.00
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £716.00

Donations closed

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