In January this year, we announced that Team Margot had started working with the Peer Outreach Workers within the Education and Youth Team at London’s City Hall. Today we are delighted to share details of one of our joint initiatives with them: ‘The Power of One’ photographic exhibition.
We can’t all save the whole world, but by taking a simple step each of us can make a vital difference to one person, one family, one life. We hope that people will take inspiration from the actions of those featured in this exhibition and take action too by registering as a potential stem cell / bone marrow donor.
Thank you to everyone involved & to all those who continue to support Team Margot.
Together, saving lives
Monday 30th October – Friday 24th November 2017
‘The Power of One’, an exhibition of portrait photography seeking to shine a light on the difference one person can make by taking action on the issue of stem cell and bone marrow donation, is on show at City Hall, London from Monday 30th October – Friday 24th November.
A working collaboration between Team Margot Foundation and City Hall’s Peer Outreach Team, the exhibition features portraits by photographer Cath Harries of peer outreach workers from City Hall’s Education and Youth Team, patients, donors and a doctor who all devote their time to encourage people within their communities to register as potential stem cell / bone marrow donors.
Many of those featured in the exhibition are from ethnic minorities or have mixed heritage and have registered as potential bone marrow or stem cell donors – they include:
The exhibition will be held in the Map Area, City Hall, The Queen’s Walk, London SE1 2AA
Running from: Monday 30th October – Friday 24th November
Admission fees: FREE
Opening times: Monday to Thursday, 8.30am to 6pm, and on Friday, 8.30am to 5.30pm
Team Margot campaigns for more people to join the worldwide registers as potential bone marrow/stem cell donors, especially those from Black, Asian, ethnic minorities and those with a mixed heritage. Of patients with white northern European genetic heritage, 69% will receive cells which are a 10/10 match. In stark contrast, only 21% of Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic (BAME) patients will find an equivalent match. The odds of finding a match are worse still for those of mixed heritage.
Yaser Martini, father of Margot who, aged just 2 years old, sadly passed away from a rare and aggressive form of Leukaemia having struggled to find her perfect donor match, says: “We can’t all save the whole world, but by taking a simple step each of us can make a vital difference to one person, one family, one life. We hope that people will take inspiration from the actions of those featured in this exhibition and take action too by registering as a potential stem cell / bone marrow donor.”
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.