Thank you for saving my life, Joe! Clancy Run to Raise Money for Anthony Nolan Trust
Article posted on: 12th October 2016
Team Clancy will be completing the Rough Runner in Manchester this weekend; the sports event is inspired by game shows including Wipeout, Gladiators and Ninja Warrior. The team will take on the 10km run at Ashley Hall Estate, which incorporates 15 obstacles, from the Punch Wall, Swing and Miss, to rounding off with The Travelator.
We are taking part in the Rough Runner to raise money for the Anthony Nolan Trust, a charity saving the lives of people with blood cancer. The charity matches individuals willing to donate their blood stem cells or bone marrow to people who desperately need lifesaving transplants, which is exactly what Joe Partridge from our Altrincham office did.
Joe signed up to the stem-cell register whilst at university in 2004 after seeing a poster, and was requested to make a donation in 2012 when his records showed he was a match for Dylan. Then just recently Joe met seven-year-old Dylan for the first time, whose life he undoubtedly saved after stem cells taken from his blood were transfused into Dylan to cure a rare immune disorder. At the meet up they both bought along gifts for one another, Dylan bought Joe a toy lion wearing a t-shirt with the words ‘My Hero Joe. Thanks For Saving Me’. Joe fittingly gave Dylan the Roald Dahl book, George’s Marvellous Medicine.
To support the Clancy team and make donations for this amazing charity, the Anthony Nolan Trust, please follow this link: http://bit.ly/2dpuQ3B
Read more about Joe and Dylan’s story.