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Posted by ap507 at Mar 27, 2014 12:25 PM |
Student group Leicester Marrow involved in record breaking 'One Spit Wonder' campaign

The Leicester Marrow student group have been working with the De Montfort Square Mile group and the Rik Basra Leukaemia campaign as part of the One Spit Wonder campaign.

This community campaign aims to help those with leukaemia and other blood cancers by supporting the work of the Anthony Nolan Trust.

It has been a fantastic year so far and the group's successes have been recognised by the Anthony Nolan Trust in a recent online press release, which can be read here.

A recruitment drive event on Thursday 20 March was outstandingly successful, adding 575 new potential donors to the register. That makes it the largest drive they have ever run in a college, and their most successful recruitment event in the last two years.

Stephanie Brown, a 4th year medical student involved with Leicester Marrow, said: "This is the first Anthony Nolan Trust collaboration like this in the country and working together with De Montfort University and the Rik Basra Leukaemia Campaign has shown to be an extremely effective way of raising awareness in the community of Leicester. 

"The last year has been incredible for the One Spit Wonder campaign and hopefully we can continue this success over the years to come and make our university proud!"  

For further information, please email the group at



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