In 2013, 14-month-old Margot Martini was diagnosed with blood cancer and required a bone marrow transplant (also known as a stem cell transplant) to stand the best chance of survival.
Margot had an extremely rare dual lineage Leukaemia with both Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia (ALL) & Acute Myeloid Leukaemia (AML). The consultant haematologist told us that he had only seen 3 such cases in 10 years.
Video blogs on the bone marrow donor’s journey, Margot’s transplant video, Team Margot donor registration events, our original appeal video for Margot & much more !
On 30 July companies across Britain & Europe will come together for one very important reason: to raise awareness about blood cancer and how we can combat the disease by increasing the size and potency of the bone marrow donor registers.
30 July is the birthday of Beds and Bars People Director Franca Knowles, who sadly passed away in 2014. Her mantra in work, training and life was Live Your Life. To honour Franca, her birthday, her tireless charity work - 30 July has been chosen as Live Your Life Day which is a day to support a charity. In 2015, the chosen charity is Team Margot Foundation.
Finding out more about how to register as a potential blood stem cell donor is quick and easy. Just click on this link to see how you could help: http://www.teammargot.com/how-to-register/
Over 120 bars, restaurants, pubs and accommodation providers will make every transaction a chance to register and save a life.
Employees at Beds and Bars, Yummy Pub Co, Faucet Inns, La Tasca, The Epicurean Collection and Glendola Leisure will give customers a wristband with every purchase, with links to this website and therein, how they can register to become a potential donor.
And beyond this family of companies, the wider hospitality industry is also set to support by printing and posting DISPLAY POSTERS within their venues from the following PDF:
Please support by taking pictures and sharing your photos on social media using the hastags #liveyourlifeday and #togethersavinglives and / or change your Twitter & Facebook profile pictures to the Team Margot Logo:
We want to spread awareness and encourage as many people as possible, from all corners of the world, to register as a potential stem cell / bone marrow donor.
Join us on 30 July 2015 and Live Your Life.