2013 Events


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11Dec2013

Beauchamp College Oadby Leicester... Be a one spit wonder!

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We were at Beauchamp College Oadby 11th December, between 10am-3pm'ish... our student volunteers were absolutely fantastic, they helped recuit a whopping 241 fellow students, wow!... they all worked so hard to make it a success, we are all so proud of them, well done. And of course a very big thanks to all those students who signed up... Take a look below at this short promotional film the students put together we think it's fantastic! 

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05Dec2013

De Montfort University Islamic & Christian Society's

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We went back to De Montfort University on Thursday 5th Dec 2013 we met two different groups both meeting in the Queens Building... The Islamic Society and The Christian Society. a big thanks to both for being so welcoming... we signed up another 23 young donors to the "Be a One Spit Wonder" campaign.

Big thanks to Leicester Marrow for rolling their sleeves up and helping us sign-up more potential donors!

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04Dec2013

De Montfort University... Be a one spit wonder!

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We were at De Montfort University working with their Mile2 team & Leicester Marrow for the second One Spit Wonder Leicester event... We had an extremely successful event recuiting 212 young donors onto the Anthony Nolan register. Big thanks to our fantastic volunteers and of course to all those that signed up!. Below: Setting up the night before...

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29Nov2013

Aston University... Be a one spit wonder!

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We were at the Aston University, Students Union, Aston University Guild, Aston Triangle, Birmingham B4 7ES between 10am & 5pm on Friday 29th Nov.

We had a fantastic response, thank-you Aston Students who signed up in their droves! a very big thanks to our many volunteers and a special thanks to Aston University Sikh Society for their help on the day.

 

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28Nov2013

Leicester University Marrow... Be a one spit wonder!

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Leicester University Marrow Society hosted the inaugural Leicester event of the "Be a One Spit Wonder" campaign...

The event was held between 10am-5pm Thursday 28th November...in the Leicester University Students Union, Percy Gee Building, Queens Hall. what a fantastic day, loads signed-up and we all had a great time... 

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27Nov2013

Sandwell College West Bromwich... Be a one spit wonder!

Sandwell College BirminghamWe were at Sandwell College, Atrium Counselling Room, 1 Spon Lane, West Bromwich, Birmingham B70 6AW, 12.30 to 4pm, Weds. 27th Nov... yet another fantastic response from the students, fantastic and what a great venue!

We'll publish a combined total for numbers registered at the end of this series of events...

 

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26Nov2013

Wolverhampton University... Be a one spit wonder!

The "Be a One Spit Wonder" West Midlands campaign was at Wolverhampton University, MD Building (city campus) , Wulfruna Street, WV1 1LY. We were there 10am till 4pm. Tuesday 26th Nov 2013, thanks to everyone for a great turnout...Wolverhampton University MD Building, Wulfruna Street, Wolverhampton.

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25Nov2013

South & City College Handsworth Birmingham... Be a one spit wonder!

The "Be a One Spit Wonder" West Midlands started off with it's first event at the South & City College, Handsworth campus situated on Soho Road. The event ran from 10am till 4pm Monday 25th November...

We signed up many students & will announce a collective "Be a One Spit Wonder West Midlands figure soon.

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09Nov2013

Nishkam Centre Birmingham...

A fantastac 343 signed up to the Anthony Nolan register...and many more over 30's signed up online! Take a look at some photo's of the day below... a very big thanks to all our hard working volunteers, our many, many supporters and helpers, the Nishkam Centre, Gaurav's lovely family and of course most of all to all those that took a few minutes out of their day to make a difference...thank-you!

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We were back at the Nishkam Centre, Soho Road, Handsworth, Birmingham  to support a local appeal... sadly it is a stark reality that as you read this page there are many desperately ill people up and down the country looking for a stem cell match, it becomes all the more tragic when it is someone of tender years who should have their whole life stretching out before them... Guarav Bains is just 2 years old, he has a serious blood disorder and requires a stem cell donor before Christmas...Gaurav and his family are doing all they can to find him that life saving match, it could very well be someone walking around in their own community.

We want to do all we can to help find that match, it is a race against time... signing up takes just minutes but you could give Gaurav that very special Christmas present, the gift of life!

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01Nov2013

One Spit wonder West Midlands...

One Spit Wonder Campaign LogoThe "Be a One Spit Wonder Campaign" is going to be busy week commencing 25th November we have an event at Leicester University but are also running four events in quick succession in the West Midlands (Birmingham & Wolverhampton)... we are teaming up with the Nishkam Centre Soho Road Handsworth, Birmingham to reach more young donors...take a look at our poster below for more details...please come along and support us and help save lives...

A very big tanks to our community volunteer, Kiran Kaur for all her hard work pulling these events together...

 

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14Oct2013

Highcross Shopping Centre Leicester... Student Takeover!

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The Rik Basra Leukaemia Campaign are proud to announce that we once again teamed up with De Montfort University's Square Mile (Mile2) Project to recruit more stem cell donors. We held a  donor drive at the Highcross Shopping Centre on Tuesday 15th October and recruited 709 onto the stem cell register. 

We also on this occasion partnered with the stem cell registry Delete Blood Cancer UK (DKMS), as a result we were able to recruit a wider age range, between 17 years and a staggering 55 upper age limit. We recruited shoppers in the day and students in the evening. Those registering were able do so by filling in a simple form and using a couple of cotton buds to gently rub the inside of their mouth cheeks to gather a few cells for tissue typing... it was as simple as that.

We would also like to extend a very big thank-you to the Highcross Leicester (Hammerson) who have extended such a very warm welcome to the campaign.

Tuesday 15th October was student night! ...

Our dedicated volunteers were at the centre from 1pm to help people register, however from 8.30pm the shopping centre effectively became a "student only zone". Highcross Leicester held another "Student Takeover" ...students were able to take advantage of huge discounts in the shops. Past events have typically attracted in the region of 14 thousand students ...a staggering 709 students took time out from their shopping and spent just a few minutes to register. You can see pictures from past events below... a slideshow from the event are at the top of the page.

      

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02Aug2013

Madani High School... Be a one spit wonder!

Madani High SchoolThe Rik Basra Leukaemia Campaign working closely with the Federation of Muslim Organisations (FMO) held a stem cell recruitment event at the Madani High School on Saturday 3rd August between 3.30-7pm, we managed to recruit 42 more potential donors onto the register.

          

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21Jun2013

Khalsa Football Tournament Leicester

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The RBL Campaign were at the Khalsa Football Tournament at Judgemeadow Community College, Evington, Leicester... an event organised by the Sikh community to promote well being...

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07Jun2013

Police Open Day Police FHQ Leicester

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Leicestershire Police have been a great supporter of our work and it was with immense pride that we took part in the open day and it was of course a fitting venue for the last of the police/community registration events....we had a registration marquee at the event as well as laying on many fundraising stalls.

The Police open day is an annual event and a each year a nominated charity is chosen to receive funds raised... this year there were two! we were absolutely delighted to have been nominated together with Anthony Nolan. Many thanks to all those who worked so hard to make the day an unprecedented success...(there are just too many to thank here, but you all know who you are).

The event was held at Leicestershire Police Headquarters at St Johns Enderby...

 

 

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01Jun2013

Riverside Festival Leicester

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We were at the Riverside Festival together with staff from the mile2 project ( Demontfort University Leicester). The pictures show us setting up in Castle Gardens for what we thought was going to be a relaxing day... as it turned out the warm weather brought people out in their droves (see the later stock photos) we spoke to many about stem cell donation and signed up a few as well!

 

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31May2013

Belgrave Neighbourhood Centre Leicester

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An RBL Campaign Police/Community event was held in the heart of the Leicester Hindu community on Leicester's "Golden Mile" at the Belgrave Neighbourhood Centre...

 

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25May2013

Khidmah Football Tournament

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As part of a series of RBL Campaign events run in collaboration with the Leicestershire Police and community partners a stem cell registration event was held at the Khidmah Football Tournament at Judgemeadow Community College, Marydene Drive, Evington Leicester.

Our community partners for the event were the Leicestershire Federation of Muslim Organisations, our thanks to them for their kind support and tireless efforts to make the event such a success and without doubt the first of many events to follow... our thanks also to the organisers of the Khidmah football Tournament who kindly allowed us to come along to their event.

We will be publishing a consolidated number for persons registered at the end of the current series of police/community events.

 

 

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25May2013

Manor Field Pavilion Thurnby

We held a small donor registration event together with Leicestershire Police on Sunday May 26, 10am-2pm at Manor Field Pavillion, Manor Field, Grange Lane, Thurnby, Leicestershire LE7 9PH.

This was yet another in a series of campaign events being done in collaboration with the police and community partners...

Leicestershire Police  Chief Constable Simon Cole along whilst on his day off to support us, here he is with the first person to register on the day...

we will release a consolidated figure for numbers recruited once all the police events are concluded.

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21May2013

Loughborough University

We were at the Students Union Building, Ashby Road, Loughborough LE11 3TT...between noon and 4pm on Wednesday May 22nd. We had some really dedicated young student volunteers who helped us sign-up fellow students. We had a fantastic and very productive day... we will announce numbers at the end of the series of RBL Campaign / Police / Community events.

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We are really pleased to host members of the Leicester Riders basketball team who not only came along but also signed up ! fantastic...

Thank-you Leicester Riders you're the best.

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18May2013

Guru Tegh Bhadur (GTB) Gurdwara with the Leics. Sikh Alliance.

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On Sunday May 19th between 10am and 4pm the Rik Basra Leukaemia Campaign held the second in a series of donor registration events in partnership with Leicestershire Police and local community partners.

We are also extremely proud to have as our community partners for the event The Leicestershire Sikh Alliance and in particular Narinder Singh Pooni who is also one of our dedicated volunteers and has worked tirelessly to ensure the event came to fruition.

You can learn more about the Leicestershire Sikh Alliance and their excellent community intra and inter faith work here...

We are extremely privileged to have been allowed to return to the Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Gurdwara which was the venue of the very first RBL Campaign event and holds a very special place in our hearts. The Gurdwara, it's committee and congregation have been extremely supportive of our work and certainly no community event would have been complete without an event here.

We will be announcing a consolidated number of persons registered from all our Police / Community events once they are completed (watch this space!) in the meantime take a look at some of the pictures from the event...

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17May2013

Oadby Library Leicester...

The first of the joint Rik Basra Leukaemia Campaign / Police events took place at Oadby Library...

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30Apr2013

Police Community Events

Leicestershire PoliceLeicestershire Police is working with the Rik Basra Leukaemia Campaign and key community partners to recruit new bone marrow donors to the Anthony Nolan register. They will hold a series of community events across the city and county from 18th May.

 

The events will be as follows...

Event details:

    • Leicestershire Police...Saturday May 18, 10am-1pm at Oadby Library, 10 The Parade, Oadby, Leicester LE2 5BF
    • Leicestershire Sikh Alliance (LSA) Sunday May 19, 10am-3pm at the Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Gurdwara, East Park Road, Leicester LE5 4QB... view their posters here... Poster 1 & Poster 2
    • Leicestershire Police, Wednesday May 22, 12pm-4pm at Loughborough University LE11 3TU
    • Leicestershire Federation of Muslim Organisations (FMO), Sunday May 26th 10am-4pm, Hosted at the Khidmah Football Tournament, Judgemeadow Community College, Marydene Dr. Evington, Leicester. LE5 6HP...you can view the posstere here... Poster 1 Poster 2.
    • Leicestershire Police, Sunday May 26, 10am-2pm at Manor Field Pavillion, Manor Field, Grange Lane, Thurnby, Leicestershire LE7 9PH
    • Leicestershire Hindu Community, Saturday 1st June 11am-5pm, Belgrave Neighbourhood Centre, Rothley Street, Leicester LE4 6LF... View the posters here... Poster 1 & Poster 2

We are also extremely pleased to announce Leicester's elite award winning basketball team The Leicester Riders are supporting the campaign. Some team members will be popping down to the events at Judgemeadow Community College and Loughborough University.

 You can read the Leicestershire Police press release on their website here...

You can read the Anthony Nolan press release here...

Narinder Pooni of the Leicestershire Sikh Alliance and friend to the RBL Campaign has been busy promoting the events... thanks Narinder for your tireless efforts.

Leicester's Mayor Sir Peter Soulsby & Deputy Mayor Rory Palmer with Harminder Jagdev  lead of the Falcon Primary School project support the campaign Jon Ashworth MP supports the "Give A Spit" Campaign

 

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25Apr2013

Regent College Leicester

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A stem cell donor registration event took place on   the26th April 2013 as part of Regent College's "Health Day"  with students helping to run the event for students...

We managed to recruit a staggering 417 new donors! This is a new Anthony Nolan record for the highest ever single college recruitment event. What makes it all the more remarkable is that the figure represents almost half the numbers that attend the college.

A very big thank you to Leicester Riders... four elite athletes from the club popped along to the event to help support us and what's more two of them registered! 

As part of the programme of awareness raising within the college Rik made a short clip to  appeal for students to support the event...

The event is being supported by the Leicestershire Federation of Muslim Organisations, you can view their page here...

Please find below a message of support from (Maulana) Mohammad Shahid Raza ...Principal Imam - Leicester Central Mosque, Conduit Street, Leicester.

"I fully support the Rik Basra Leukaemia Campaign, it is a life saving initiative and in accordance with Shariah Law I would like to urge our Muslim brothers and sisters to come forward and donate blood so that the Muslim community may be at the forefront in helping those who are stricken by blood cancer. Saving a life in Islam is a highly rewarding act and to the best of my knowledge Muslim scholars and muftis from different or various traditions support blood donation as a generous act of kindness."
 
You can find out more from the FMO website here...
 
 

 

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19Mar2013

De Montfort University Leicester

A donor registration event took place on the 19th March 2013 at the De Montfort University, many thanks to the Vice Chancellor Dominic Shellard for his immense support.

The event took   many weeks of planning and was done in close collaboration with the university's Mile2 (Square mile) Project. The Mile2 project is an innovative initiative to utilise the myriad of skills and abilities within the university for the benefit of the local community.

We utilised the many skills and specialisms from within campus to make the event a success, design students created publicity materials posters and flyers, others handled the photography and filming while others took responsibility for marketing and supported the media campaign... the list goes on, here are a couple of examples...

Design students produced "give a spit" posters...

Click below to see an example...

DMU "Giveaspit" Campaign Poster

 

A media student produced this information video...

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We worked closely with the Mile2 team on event logistics and delivered training presentations for volunteer students ...

 

 

 

 

The event took place at the De Montfort University (DMU) Campus Centre, The Gateway, Leicester, LE2 7DR ...

We managed to recruit a staggering 366  onto the register... this is currently the largest number registered in a single university registration event nationwide in Anthony Nolan's history.

Many thanks to all those really dedicated student volunteers who's enthusiasm and professionalism was truly inspiring... it was a really enjoyable day for all.

Central television covered the event... see the clip here

BBC Radio Leicester Covered the event during the Jim Davis show have a listen to their clip...

BBC Radio Leicester Jim Davis Show 19.03.2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


The DMU Mile2 project have posted details of the event on their website here...

 

 

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