I received a phone call earlier today from a concerned father, who’s son is being treated for his blood cancer at Great Ormond Street Hospital & who now needs a bone marrow transplant, in order to stand the best chance of beating his leukaemia. The phone call came out of the blue and it brought back to me the dreadful feeling of anguish and also the despair that consumed our family when Margot was in desperate need of a bone marrow donor.
NB There are two forthcoming donor registration events THIS WEEKEND in both London and Newcastle – no appointment necessary; please just turn up and you will be guided through the registration process:
1) Newcastle and Hartshill Cricket Club, Clayton Ln, Newcastle,ST5 3BZ on Saturday the 2nd of September.
Registration will take place from 5PM – 8PM.
2) Oshwal Centre, Coopers Lane Road, Potters Bar EN6 4DG on Sunday 3rd September.
Registration will take place from 10.30AM to 4PM.
Can’t make it ? Not to worry – please click on the links below to find out more and register online to receive a DIY registration kit in the post:
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.