Mehmooda Duke, President of Leicestershire Law Society, and Managing Director of Moosa- Duke Solicitors met Rik last year. She has chosen the Rik Basra Leukaemia Campaign as her chosen charity for the year.
She was deeply moved by Rik, his story and his journey. Rik, a healthy family man delivered the news that none of us want to hear – he was told he had got leukaemia. However, because he was of Asian origin, Rik could not find a suitable bone marrow donor to match; doctors told him he had about 2 weeks left.
Having given up hope of ever finding a match, one was found at the very last minute and gave Rik and his family a second chance.
"Rik has dedicated his life to making a difference and works tirelessly to increase the stem cell register.
Mehmooda looks forward to working with Rik and his team in their efforts to raise awareness and increase the stem cell register.
September is a special month for the Rik Basra Campaign. Rik and his team are on a mission to increase the stem cell register with an event every day. They will be collecting samples of sputum from 16-30 year olds.
Leicestershire Law Society, in conjunction with the Fosse Business Breakfast Club of which Mehmooda is a founder member, has organised a 10 mile charity walk in the Peak District on 26 September 2015 to raise funds for the Rik Basra Leukaemia campaign."