I popped in to see my mother earlier today & whilst there, she showed me the local “Reporting Back” newsletter from our constituency MP and Secretary of State for Education, Justine Greening. In particular, she wanted to draw my attention to the photograph on the back page, which was taken at our Parliamentary Reception earlier this year.
It made me reflect on how fortunate we are to have the ongoing support of so many wonderful people that are Team Margot.
We are hugely grateful to have the continued support of Justine Greening, who alongside many other Members of Parliament, supports the work that Team Margot does to encourage more people to join the bone marrow registers. There’s so much work to do ! and politicians aside, we are also very pleased to have good relationships with Anthony Nolan, DKMS, NHS Blood and Transplant, The Welsh Bone Marrow Donor Registry, ACLT, World Marrow Donor Day (please see their ‘after movie’ below) and Match4Lara, amongst others.
Not to mention all the fantastic people – YOU – who have joined the registers and those who continue to quietly (and sometimes not so quietly !) follow & support Team Margot and our “Giving to help others” message. Because of your help and support, statistically every week for the next 10 years a patient in need of a bone marrow transplant will now find their matching donor.
We are all united in a common cause in the fight against blood cancer & it’s fantastic to have your support and to be working with you.
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.