Santander 394K Walk for thalassaemia

February 1, 2021 @ 8:00 am – February 28, 2021 @ 8:00 pm

This February, 19 Santander branches across Kent region will be joining together to complete a 394k walk for charity!

The money raised will be donated to the UK Thalassaemia Society to assist with the purchase of vein finder machines for 61 hospitals throughout the UK. Patients like Jovan who live with chronic blood disorders like thalassaemia major that depend on frequent blood transfusions to live are subjected to multiple needle sticks each time they visit the hospital. These machines will help to identify viable veins quickly and avoid the trauma and psychological agony normally faced by most patients and their families.