2012 Events


View as calendar

02Dec2012

Health Awareness Day

A health awareness day was planned for the 2nd December 2012 in partnership with Irwin Mitchell soilicitors, there will be various free health checks available as well as an opportunity to register as a stem cell donor! Details are attached here...Health Awareness Day Leicester

HealthAwareness Day

Find out more...

25Nov2012

Diwali Lights Switch On

Diwali...Festival of LightsThe RBL Campaign originally launched on Diwali Day 2011, we will once again be mounting a recruitment drive during the 2012 celebrations on Melton/Belgrave Road Leicester (UK)…any donors registered may of course also contribute to the recently announced  Anthony Nolan drive to recruit 3,000 additional Indian donors prior to March 2013.

The Belgrave Neighbourhood Centre will be the registration venue on the evening of Diwali lights switch-on 4th November.

View the details on the event poster here...

You can read a supporting press release from Anthony Nolan here...

Fantastic! ...67 registered onto the Anthony Nolan database on the night.

Find out more...

13Nov2012

Diwali Day

PICTURE ANDY BAKERThe RBL Campaign originally launched on Diwali Day 2011, we will once again be mounting a recruitment drive during the 2012 celebrations on Melton/Belgrave Road Leicester (UK)…any donors registered may of course also contribute to the recently announced  Anthony Nolan drive to recruit 3,000 additional Indian donors prior to March 2013.

The Belgrave Neighbourhood Centre will be the registration venue on the evening of Diwali Day 13th November.

We are still in the planning stages and will update details as soon as possible…view the campaign poster here...

We are looking for volunteers to help on both days, if you are able to support us please make contact via email as detailed on our contact page.

 

Find out more...

04Nov2012

Health Awareness Day Birmingham

The RBL Campaign will together with others be supporting a Health Awareness Day targeting minority communities…the event is planned for the 4th November at the Quakers Meeting House on Church Road Birmingham B31 2LD (10.00am to 4.00pm)

The community we are servicing will be Pakistani, Bangladeshi, Somalian and Arabic.

 

Find out more...

28Jul2012

The Khalsa Football Tournament in Birmingham

The Khalsa Football Tournament in Birmingham this year was held on Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th July at  Lion Farm Playing Fields, Brunel Road, Oldbury, B69 1JD.

With the kind permission of the Khalsa Football Federation the RB Campaign was in attendance. It was a great couple of days of sport and we had a fantastic response from the young players, a staggering 71 signed up as donors.

Khalsa Football Federation Tournament, Birmingham Khalsa Football Federation Tournament, Birmingham Khalsa Football Federation Tournament, Birmingham Khalsa Football Federation Tournament, Birmingham Khalsa Football Federation Tournament, Birmingham Khalsa Football Federation Tournament, Birmingham

Further details of match schedules can be obtained from the Khalsa Football Federation Website...

Find out more...

30Jun2012

Jain Centre Leicester

An awareness raising and donor registration event was held Sunday 1st July 11am-3pm at the Jain Centre, Oxford Street Leicester... 

[gallery ids="666,664,663,662,661,660,659,658,657"]

 

Find out more...

23Jun2012

Khalsa Football Tournament

The Khalsa Football Tournament in Leicester this year was held on Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th June at Judgemeadow Community College, Marydene Drive, Evington, Leicester, LE5 6HP

With the kind permission of the Leicester Khalsa Football Club Committee the RB Campaign was in attendance. It was a great couple of days of sport and we had a fantastic response from the young players, a staggering 97 signed up as donors.

[gallery ids="500,498,497,496,495,494,493,492,491"]

Further details of match schedules can be obtained from the Khalsa Football Federation Website...

Find out more...

25Mar2012

Nishkam Centre Birmingham

Our first venture out of Leicester!

The event at the Guru Tegh Bahadur Gurdwara in Leicester generated a number of requests to hold further similar events. Some of these requests came from outside Leicester, unsurprisingly mainly from areas of the country with high minority populations. A decision was made to explore the possibility of holding an event in Birmingham…

Why Birmingham?

  • A primary consideration was of course the population make up which features a good percentage of our “target” minority communities.
  • Birmingham with its established communities also had an excellent faith and inter-faith infrastructure. Experience in Leicester had shown the key role Gurdwara’s would play in getting our message out to the community. We had excellent support not only from the Soho Rd Gurdwara but also much further afield with The Council of Sikh Gurdwaras in Birmingham (CSGB) and their affiliates.  
  • KamThe Birmingham donor drive had a local “face”, a local family had come forward and wished to help the campaign. Kam Dudwall is a married 37 year old mother of two from Wolverhampton who has recently undergone chemotherapy treatment for Acute Myeloid Leukaemia and is thankfully in remission. Kam wished to help boost the number of stem cell donors on the register; she knew the issues only too well having failed to find a suitable match herself. 
  • You can read more about Kam’s story here…

The Venue

The stem cell donor event was held between 11am-5pm Sunday 25th March at the Soho Road Gurdwara, Nishkam Centre, Soho Road, Handsworth in Birmingham.

Publicising the Event

Publicity literature was designed by the campaign team with kind support and guidance from Anthony Nolan. The advertising took the form of event posters and an A5 leaflet which featured Kam’s story together with additional FAQ’s regarding the donation process as well as of course details of the donor registration event.

To see a copy of the event poster 1 view here…

To see a copy of the event poster 2 view here…

To see a copy of the event A5 Flyer & FAQ Doc view here…Page 1 & Page 2

The literature was distributed by volunteers and included targeted circulation carried out by small teams distributing to various Gurdwara congregations in the West Midlands locality.

The “media” were once again extremely supportive Members of the RB Campaign and Kam together with members of her family gave a number of interviews preceding the donor event. These took the form of radio, television and newspaper/magazine interviews…

How did it go? ...thanks go to Punjab20000 for their support in compiling this video

The event was well attended with a total of 315 new stem cell donors registered.

You can view pictures of the event below...many thanks to Punjab2000 for their kind assistance in taking the photographs...

[gallery ids="508,509,516,515,514,513,512,511,510,517,518,519"]

Find out more...