Nightmare on Rapanea Street

By Benjamin Nicholson

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I’ve taken a stand against blood cancer.

This year my grandfather died from a blood cancer. He had acute myeloid leukemia. Thanks to the work of researchers and many doctors, we got to spend a lot more time with him before he passed than we would have been able to even a few years ago. We got lots of help along the way. 

Before he passed, he liked to joke with us that he was a cybernetic vampire, because he had permanent ports in him and needed lots of blood transfusions. In Pa Geoff's memory, I am holding the first 'Nightmare on Rapanea St' Halloween fundraiser. There will be lots of scary Halloween displays - please come along, enjoy the frights (including a vampire in honour of Pa Geoff), and donate to a great cause!

Today, more than 50 Australians will be told that they have blood cancer and tomorrow - another 50 families will be devastated by the same news.

The money I raise will help provide care for those in need right now — and it will back the brightest researchers to continue uncovering faster diagnoses and better treatments to save lives. 

Please show me your support by donating to my fundraising campaign. 

Event Information

Saturday 01st October 00:00 - 00:00

My Achievements

Congrats! You've hit your goal!

$80 raised - you've given a family a night of emergency accommodation!

You've covered genetic testing!

You've given a family a whole weeks accommodation near treatment

$1,000 raised - you've made a tube gene test with state-of-the-art-technology possible

You've covered 3 months of lab costs for vital blood cancer research

You've fund life changing research for 3 months

Thank you to my Supporters


Jane Koerner

It is great that you are motivated to do something the help others - this makes the world a better place!


Gina Leith

Hi Benjamin, I lost my beautiful Dad to AML in 2018. I am so sorry for your loss. We live just round the corner and we really enjoyed your Halloween display, too. My very best wishes to you, Gina


Halloween Cash Donations




Theo Niyonsenga

I am proud of you, Benjamin, and this fundraising activity. I was not able to attend the Halloween activity (I think I was afraid of the nightmare) and meet you, but I will soon.


Paul Schirmer

From Uncle Paul, Aunty Kristy, Thomas and Lachlan. Well done Ben and thank you for raising awareness and funds for a cause close to our hearts




Carly Elliott

Great job guys! Thanks for putting in such a wonderful effort! Also, raising money for a great cause that's close to my heart (my brother is a blood cancer survivor) ❤️


Jeff Mitshbau



Good Luck Buddy, I love your work.


Sue L


Jessica Wallace


Rachel Davey

Hi Ben, hope you reach your target.


Uncle Chris

Good on you Ben raising money for such a good cause!!


Grandma Rosie

Congratulations Ben on taking this wonderful initiative.


Grandma Rosie

Good on you Ben for taking this wonderful initiative


Kim Browb

Awesome job Ben!


Saanvi Mundepi

Great work Ben!! Hope you reach your goal.


Vincent Learnihan


Gweneth Leigh


Nana Rob And Pete

Such a very good fundraiser Ben. Well done.




Benjamin Nicholson