Parade support helps good cause
Milly Farrand went to the doctor last March with all the symptoms of glue ear. A few days later she and her husband had to tell their family and friends she had leukaemia.
“You can imagine; the news was a huge shock,” says the 35-year old mother of two preschoolers. “I just didn’t know what to expect.”
Even though she had been a medical writer, Milly knew little about the disease and its consequences. So how could she find out more?
Enter the Leukaemia Blood Foundation (LBF).
“The doctors and nurses are excellent at providing all the information you need but there is a lot to absorb.
The LBF helped explain what my diagnosis meant for me, my family and my friends. They provided emotional support and gave me practical advice on what to expect during treatment and recovery.”
Entirely self-funded by donations and fundraising activity, the Leukaemia & Blood Foundation is the charity of choice for the Farmers Santa Parade on November 30.
As the parade makes its way through Auckland’s inner city streets, collectors will be out seeking donations to support the LBF’s activities.
The Auckland Farmers Santa Parade is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year and promises to be more spectacular than ever.
Starting at 2pm on Sunday, November 30 (rain date December 7), the parade starts at the corner of Mayoral Drive and Cook St and travel down Mayoral Drive. It turns left into Queen St and heads all the way down to Custom St West, then left into Albert Street, ending at the corner of Albert and Wellesley streets.