Hash Navsaria is a great supporter, sadly his father passed away from Leukaemia 25 years ago, as Hash reaches the same age as his fathers tragic passing he is celebrating his fathers life by running his first ever marathon. He will be raising funds as he does so for our charity. We are of course […]
We’ll be at Uppingham schools ‘Health Day’. Looks like a lovely venue, we have a stall along with other health charities and hope to sign up many lifesavers to the register.
We were at be at County Hall Glenfield Leicestershire to sign-up eligable members of staff to the Anthony Nolan register. A big thanks to John Sinnott the Chief Executive and to County Councillor Joe Orson for their immense support and of course to our volunteers on the day from DeMontfort University and the Community Safety […]
We were once again at Regent College to sign up lifesavers… always a great day, big thanks to the principle Paul Wilson for hosting us and to Aaron Winterton and her students for helping make it all happen on the day, not forgetting of course the support from DeMontfort University’s ‘DMU Local’ volunteers, they […]
An amazing 2056 Recruited! We held a big event with Loughborough University, Loughborough Students Union and the university’s Marrow Society, a very big thanks to all of them and of course to the Anthony Nolan staff who came along to help…not to be forgotten are the student and staff volunteers from the university. It […]
We were invited by the LJCC to their construction awards at College court Leicester… Rik gave a talk at the awards, the extremely generous attendees raised funds for the charity and we even signed up a lifesaver! Kate Fry (bottom picture) is pictured below between Rik and England Leicester Tigers Rugby legend Leon Lloyd. Leon […]
We teamed up with the Champions of England! Leicester City Football Club to kick out cancer… with LCFC Community Trust and our old friends at De Montfort University (DMU Local) We held a 5-a-side football tournament at Goals Waverley Road Leicester and signed-up many stem cell donors too. We had a great time, a very […]
We partnered up with The University of Leicester to hold a ‘Heroes Day’ to celebrate the many unsung heroes who do such tremendous work locally. Also taking part in the drive were four local colleges… Beauchamp College in Oadby, Wyggeston & Queen Elizabeth College in Leicester, Gateway College in Hamilton, Leicester and last but not […]
Leicestershire Law Society (LLS) held their annual awards in May. As one of their chosen charities we were there, but the evening had a twist. Rik together with nine other lawyers from the LLS had been taking dancing lessons and had been training hard for weeks before. An equal number of professional dancers teamed up with […]
Rik and Kas were absolutely delighted to have been awarded the prestigious Lord Mayor of Leicester’s ‘Honoured Citizen of the Year Award’… Rik and Kas were presented with the award by the Lord Mayor the Right Worshipful Ted Cassidy at Leicester’s Town Hall. Rik said after the award that it was recognition of the fantastic […]
We were absolutely honoured to have been chosen as one of a select group of local people to go onto the new light sculpture situated in the Highcross Shopping Centre Leicester. the culture is four dimensional and large moving pictures can be viewed from any direction from one of four approach ways,take a look…
Rik was very kindly asked to go along to the Rotary Club of Leicester Novus to give a talk to members. It was a great evening with a group of extremely enthusistic supporters who will help spread the word and help more people join the register. A special thanks to Jim Mathews who organised the […]
We were at Leicester Tigers again as one of their chosen charities for the current season… recruiting lifesavers at the crucial Tigers game against Stade Francais Paris in the European Rugby Champions Cup… we had a great time and Tigers won too… A very big thanks to De Montfort Universities’ Square Mile project who’s volunteers […]
We were again at the student lock-in all day from 10am till 11pm, a long but rewarding, fun day. We were again supported by student volunteers from DeMontfort University’s ‘Square Mile Project’ …we had a great time and signed up 200+ new lifesavers… photographs to follow very soon!
We were at Wreake Valley Academy recruiting students, a big thanks to the academy and to Manbir Thandi of Leicestershire Law Society for his fantastic support both in the run up to the event and on the day… We had a really busy day so much so that unfortunately we didn’t have time to take […]
We were very kindly invited along to Leicester Tigers Christmas Market, it ran from 1pm till 5.15pm, just before the start of the Tigers Munster Rugby match… there were large crowds enjoying the festive market, we were there to hand out leaflets and talk to supporters about our work… big thanks to Tigers for their […]
The Leicester Royal Infirmary (LRI) Bone Marrow Transplant Unit (BMTU) was the final home for the Pass It On flag from our September drive… it has taken pride of place in the unit where we hope it gives hope to the many patients who go through its doors. The flag was officially unveiled by John Adler (Chief […]
Rik was at radio2funkyFM for an interview about the shortage of stem cell donors in the black and minority ethnic community, it was part of Radio2Funky’s black history month celebrations…
We were at the Houses of Parliament where Anthony Nolan had their annual awards, we were absolutely delighted to receive the award for our efforts minority recruitment, it did;t end there though unbelievably we were also highly commended in another category too… so pleased for all our amazing volunteers and supporters…
At the end of 30 days and 31 events we were understandably very tired… but not too tired to celebrate an amazing month of activities…the aim was to raise awareness of the tremendous work of Anthony Nolan and ensure people understood just how easy it is to register and donate stem cells… We think we […]
Fosse BBC had their annual charity walk… this year we were their chosen charity, big thanks to them for the fantastic generosity.
Big thanks to Walkers for promoting Pass It On…
Rik had the absolute honour of having the platelet suite at the NHS Blood and Transplant Unit in Leicester named after him… it was an extremely humbling gesture by NHSBT… Rik spoke about the pivotal role blood products played in his treatment and recovery…
Rik will be at the Madani High School to talk during assembly as a prior to the Federation of Muslim Organisations (FMO) event being held Friday…
We were absolutely delighted to have been awarded the ‘Points of Light award’ by no less than the Prime Minister himself… it’s a real accolade to the tremendous hard work of our volunteers and supporters…
I was interviewed on the Kamlesh Purohit show together with our friend Nisha Ravat who having donated stem cells herself gave a donors perspective to listeners… Kam as always was brilliant and we talked about the Pass It On campaign… BBC Radio Leicester are hosts on Wednesday 2nd September and have a games day planned […]
We were at the Sky Ride Leicester to promote Pass It On… met a lot of friends along the way, it was great fun. A very big thanks to Andy Salkeld cycling coordinator for Leicester City Council for his tremendous support… take a look at the event it was a fantastic day!
We had delivery of some of the Pass It On print/posters/flyers… ready for the big September campaign, watch this space.