January 18, 2015

Margot’s story resonates with children in primary schools


Nadia took this photo whilst Margot was in the bath tub in Kingston Hospital in September 2014, just as Margot was blowing her a kiss

10926266_1537513189838580_5907408524028407683_oOne of the unexpected positives to come out of our Blood Cancer Awareness Week has been the really very encouraging way in which Margot’s story and the Team Margot message has been received by primary school children.

Margot’s auntie, Nadia (my sister) presented to almost 2,000 children in various North London schools this week. Helpfully, the Heads of those same schools then followed up the talks with a call to action, namely: please go home and tell your parents about Margot’s story, what they could do to help others and why they might consider joining the stem cell register.

The teachers fed back that the presentation was pitched just right and then yesterday we heard first hand from many mums and dads who attended the donor registration event that our message really resonated with their children, who arrived home eager to get their parents involved, armed with Team Margot wristbands and postcards.

We’re learning as we go.

Here’s a recording of one of Nadia’s presentations.

Well done Nadia !


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

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