Crawley woman beats the O2 for cancer charity

Jayne Archer, 44, beat the O2 with 23 friends on Friday June 5 in memory of her late husband, Mark, who died from Mantle Cell Lymphoma back in March 2010. They were raising money for Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research - picture submitted
Jayne Archer, 44, beat the O2 with 23 friends on Friday June 5 in memory of her late husband, Mark, who died from Mantle Cell Lymphoma back in March 2010. They were raising money for Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research - picture submitted

A Pound Hill resident conquered her fear of heights to climb the O2 Arena and helped raise nearly £3,000 for blood cancer charity Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research.

Jayne Archer, 44, beat the O2 with 23 friends on Friday June 5 in memory of her late husband, Mark, who died from Mantle Cell Lymphoma in March 2010.

Smashing their £2,500 target, their fundraising total so far stands at £2,872,10.

Jayne said: “Beating The O2 To Beat Blood Cancer is perfect. I am beyond terrified of heights.

“The dream that drives me is, in my life time blood cancer will be beaten, everyone will be a survivor and have their precious life to lead to the full and no one will ever have their heart shattered and life destroyed by blood cancer again.”

The Beating the O2 event was all Jayne’s idea and participants were able to get a panoramic view of London while scaling the heights of one of the capital’s iconic modern landmarks.

Caitlin O’Neill, Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research regional fundraising manager for London and the South East said: “Jayne has done so well to encourage so many people to take part, all the while helping to raise money for Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research.

“Every penny will help us in our mission to stop people from dying and make patients’ lives better.”

To support Jayne with a donation go to www.justgiving.com/Jayne-Archer1