Stories Montage

Our stories

Stories are at the heart of everything we do at Anthony Nolan.

Our charity’s very existence is because of a story – the story of Shirley Nolan and her son, Anthony. Now we’re approaching an exciting chapter in their ongoing story as we look forward to celebrating 50 years of giving people a second chance of life.

Stories have the power to connect us, to inspire action and to raise awareness - that’s why they are so important to our work.

We have only come so far and achieved so much thanks to our patients, stem cell donors, supporters and all those involved in our lifesaving work. To mark this amazing anniversary, we want to share the inspiring stories that have continued Shirley’s incredible legacy for half a century.

How we use your stories

We’re lucky to have lots of people who want to share their experiences and we support them to tell their story, in their own words.

Once a story is gathered, we can share it in lots of different ways, including: posts on social media, press, films, fundraising materials, blogs and in person at events.

Every time we'd like to share someone’s story, we ask them first and they get to approve the content.

Do you have a story to share?

If you’d like to share your story, complete our short stories consent form and someone will be in touch.