We are delighted to announce that we will be supporting Anthony Nolan, as our charity of the year as voted for by Wyke students.
Anthony Nolan is an amazing charity who save the lives of people living with blood cancer and who need a stem cell or bone marrow transplant. The charity has been close to Wyke’s heart for a number of years.
Each year, Anthony Nolan visit Wyke to educate our students on stem cell donation and to look for potential donors for their stem cell register. Over the last few years, this has been a huge success, with a total of six Wyke students proving a genetic match for patients. All six of these students went on to selflessly donate their stem cells.
Wyke also represented the education sector in the All Parliamentary Group who are working hard to ensure that stem cell transplantation is on the national curriculum from a donation perspective and ensuring that common misconceptions about what stem cell donation involves are eradicated.
Andrea Mason, Tutor & Health and Well Being Representative at Wyke said; “Anthony Nolan are an absolutely fantastic charity and we strongly believe in the work that they do.
The fact that 6 of our students have become donors is incredible and we want to continue supporting the charity in the future.”
To find out more about the brilliant work they do visit: https://www.anthonynolan.org/