Tile Giant staff make a giant difference for blood cancer patients

February 10, 2016
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Staff at the UK tile merchant Tile Giant are raising vital funds for blood cancer charity Anthony Nolan as part of a two-year partnership between the organisations.

Staff at the Stoke-on-Trent-based company will hold a variety of fundraising events as part of the Charity of the Year partnership between Tile Giant and Anthony Nolan, which runs the UK’s stem cell donor register.

It is hoped that Tile Giant’s staff and customers will raise £100,000 for Anthony Nolan during the partnership. This money will be used to recruit more potential donors to the charity’s register of stem cell donors.

The partnership between the two organisations will mean that Anthony Nolan can find stem cell donors for more blood cancer and blood disorder patients who desperately need a transplant. This is vital, as currently only 60 per cent of patients are able to find the best possible match.

Andy Morrison, Managing Director of Tile Giant, said:

“I’m thrilled that we’ve chosen Anthony Nolan as our Charity of the Year. I know if we all work together, we really can make a giant difference for a fantastic cause.”

Anthony Nolan was the world’s first bone marrow register. The charity has been saving lives for four decades by matching remarkable people willing to donate their stem cells to patients in desperate need of a transplant.

The charity also carries out pioneering research aimed at improving stem cell transplant outcomes and supports patients through their transplant journeys.

Catherine Miles, Fundraising Director at Anthony Nolan, said:

“The support from Tile Giant is incredible and makes a giant difference to people with blood cancer. It costs £40 to recruit each person to the Anthony Nolan register, so fundraising is a vital part of our lifesaving work. Tile Giant’s efforts will help us to recruit more potential donors onto the stem cell register and enable us to save more lives.”

Keep an eye out in your local branch of Tile Giant for fundraising activities you can get involved with, or click here to make a donation towards Anthony Nolan's lifesaving work.