We are delighted to have been contacted by Tessa Roberts, during the course of the last several weeks.
Initially, Tessa wrote:
“I just wanted to let you know that I signed up to be a stem cell donor while you were looking for a match for Margot (a friend of yours used to volunteer at the organisation I worked at, so I helped her to set up a swabbing station in the office and we got everyone in the office to sign up).
All these years later, I got a call to say that I’m a match for someone who needs a donor, so I’ll be giving my stem cells in a couple of weeks to help someone with blood cancer.
I was so sorry to hear that Margot didn’t make it, I can’t imagine how it must feel to lose a child. But I hope it provides some small comfort to know that through your efforts someone is getting a potentially life-saving transplant.
Without your campaign I wouldn’t have been on the register, so the fact that this person found a match is down to Team Margot.”
And then more recently, we heard from Tessa again, this time she sent word of her donation along with photographs:
“My donation went smoothly, it felt great to have the chance to help someone in need of a transplant, so thank you for all your work to get people registered and for being the catalyst to make this happen.”
Thank you Tessa & well done again.
Together, saving lives
Husband to Vicki and father to Oscar (2007), Rufus (2008), Digby (2015), Humphrey (2017) & Margot (2012-2014)
Team Margot’s mission
To help save and improve lives by educating, inspiring and motivating people, especially from ethnically diverse communities, to register as blood, organ, stem cell and bone marrow donors and to provide a range of support to families caring for child cancer patients.
Team Margot also provides secretariat support to the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Ethnicity Transplantation and Transfusion.