July 30, 2019

#LiveYourLife 2019

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Margot with Grandma Annette 19.10.14

Margot with Grandma Annette 19.10.14

with Franca on the Great Wall of China in 2011

with Franca Knowles MBE on the Great Wall of China in 2011

if you’re already on the register, please nominate a friend & encourage ‘Just One More’ to do the same 

A few days before Margot died, I wrote this blog post:


Reading it back, I note the following words in particular: “It’s abundantly clear that Margot loves life and she wants to live !”

On 7 November 2014, eleven days after Margot died, my friend Franca Knowles also passed away. Franca was a remarkable person who had a real zest for life, coining the phrase “Live Your Life” which became a creed for the company she helped grow, Beds and Bars. 


Keith with Franca

In her memory, her husband, Keith declared Franca’s birthday “Live Your Life

Margot, July 2014

Margot, July 2014

Day”, a day when company employees could take the day off to celebrate life with their families or in support of a charity.

Live Your Life Day celebrates Franca’s life & what she stood for and it’s set on encouraging more people to join the worldwide stem cell registers, by engaging the 900+ Beds and Bars employees, their customers and supplier networks to register as a stem cell and bone marrow donors. 

30 July is Live Your Life Day; this is the fifth consecutive year that Beds and Bars have supported Team Margot Foundation and our work means that every week a patient receives a potentially life saving bone marrow transplant.

Today we are holding our sixth donor registration event in recent days at Belushi’s, 189 Greenwich High Road, London SE10 8JA from 3pm to 9pm. 

Click here to start your registration. Thank you

Click here to start your registration. Thank you

Please join us and sign up to the stem cell and bone marrow register – no appointment necessary, just turn up.

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Over 700 pubs and restaurants have supported Pinkspiration Week, alongside celebrity chefs, award winning mixologists, bloggers and writers and hospitality trade bodies.  

Thank you so much to everyone for supporting our work, it’s wonderful that so many have embraced the cause and made it their own.

In the last few days we have triggered hundreds of new registrations both in person and online & are on our way to achieving our target, but we need your IMG_2207help !

And if you’re already on the register, please nominate a friend & encourage ‘Just One More’ to do the same. 


Team Margot
Together, saving lives

Husband to Vicki and father to Oscar (2007), Rufus (2008), Digby (2015), Humphrey (2017) & Margot (2012-2014)

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