Thanks to everyone who supported this challenge.

Theresa Jurdic

Shwachman Diamond Syndrome is a rare genetic condition that we had never heard of until around 8 years ago when our daughter Isaline was diagnosed as suffering from it.

As well as offering support to patients and families in the UK affected by SDS, SDS UK also supports research into the syndrome including important research into leukemia.

Total Raised £442.75

Blood Sweat and Tears Raised £200 for SDS UK


Trevor, Erica, Ally, Joanna, Ali & Ana

On 22nd September our team of runners named Blood Sweat and Tears from the University of Cambridge, Department of Haematology and NHS-BT service, ran in the Cambridge Chariots of Fire relay race.

Only one member of the team had ever run in the event before, a 1.7 mile run over the cobbles, paths and streets of the most iconic parts of the university city centre.

After fighting a little through the crowd of over 200 starting runners on the first leg, and trying not to be lapped by the fastest teams, each of us ploughed on through ‘the backs’ of St John’s and King’s college to hand over to the next runner.

Each of us ran an average of 15 minutes to get a final time of just over 1hr 30 over all. We nearly qualified as the fastest mixed team but realised we didn’t have enough men to claim the award. A very unusual position to be in!

The money we raised was split equally between the race charity, Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust, and SDS UK..

Joanna Baxter, Lead Scientist and biobank studies manager, University of Cambridge Department of Haematology.



Daniel raised £2,045.25 for SDS UK.


Georgina Surguy

Georgia raised over £8000 for SDS UK.



Mia raised over £3,000 for SDSUK running our first London Marathon in 2016. It was her 10th marathon (yes, 10th!), but the first time she had run for a charity.



Gideon ran the Clapham 10k in September and raised over £600.

Thank you to all our fantastic runners and contributors