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.
In her memory, her husband, Keith declared Franca’s birthday “Live Your Life
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.
Please join us and sign up to the stem cell and bone marrow register – no appointment necessary, just turn up.
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 help !
And if you’re already on the register, please nominate a friend & encourage ‘Just One More’ to do the same.
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.