TV presenter Joe Crowley will host this year’s Anthony Nolan Supporter Awards on Tuesday 28 November. The annual awards celebrate, recognise and thank the outstanding supporters who keep the pioneering blood cancer charity moving forward.
Fifteen awards will be presented at the event, which takes place at the House of Commons in categories including Patient Champion of the Year, Donor Champion of the Year, John Petchey Young Hero.
Joe is a broadcast journalist and television presenter best known for his work on BBC’s the One Show and Countryfile. He joined the Anthony Nolan register in 2011 while making a film of the first meeting between three-year old Ella and Julie, the donor who saved her life.
Joe’s sadly all too familiar with blood cancer, having lost his father to multiple myeloma. As such, he’s a passionate supporter of Anthony Nolan, has run the London Marathon for the charity and has used his presenting skills to raise awareness about the cause.
Joe Crowley says: “The underlying message we can take away from all finalists is one of hope and I am delighted to be hosting the Anthony Nolan Supporter Awards. Everybody nominated has really gone above and beyond and I wish to extend huge congratulations to them as they are all winners in my eyes.
“Blood cancer has touched my family as it has many others across the UK so I fully appreciate the vital work Anthony Nolan does saving lives and - wonderfully - giving so many of us the chance to make the ultimate difference for someone in need, simply by being on the Anthony Nolan register.”
Anthony Nolan uses its register to match potential stem cell donors to blood cancer patients in desperate need of a stem cell transplant. It also carries out vital research to make stem cell transplants more successful, and supports patients through their transplant journey.
Henny Braund, Chief Executive at Anthony Nolan, says, ““I’m delighted Joe will be hosting Anthony Nolan’s Supporter Awards as he is a great ambassador for the charity.
“While many people support Anthony Nolan, enabling us to carry out our lifesaving work, our finalists have gone above and beyond in raising awareness, recruiting lifesavers of the future and vital funds for our charity.
Henny added: “This year’s awards will be a fitting occasion to bring our wonderful supporters together and thank them for helping us to save the lives of three people every day.”
The Anthony Nolan Supporter Awards take place on 28th November in the House of Commons and has been sponsored by Coleen Fletcher MP. Winners will be announced at the event: for more information and to see this year’s finalists visit www.anthonynolan.org/awards