Supporting The Rik Basra Leukaemia Campaign


We are supporting two charities this year and really excited to share this news with you.  As you now Inspiring You is all about recognising individuals who are, in the course of their life and work, 'being inspiring'.

The first of the two charities this year is the Rik Basra Leukaemia Campaign.

So a huge 'big up' to Kas and Rik Basra who have launched the 'Pass It On Campaign' to here in  Leicester.  September has been named blood cancer awareness month to rise the number of people registered on the Stem Cell Register.

Last year through the work of Kas and Rik Basra, Leicester  and Leicestershire became second only to London in stem cell recruitment in the UK.  With this Pass It On Campaign the plan is to see if we can exceed the numbers achieved last year which was one thousand registrations.

People from the Black and Asian groups are underrepresented on the stem cell register so we encouraging everyone, but especially these ethnic groups to sign up and get involved.

To find out more about the campaign follow this link to the The Rik Basra Leukaemia Campaign website, where you can also learn more about Rik and his own challenge with leukaemia.

A number of our Inspiring You members are also involved in supporting the campaign across Leicester as are many others and we will be taking part in various activities during the month.

Sandra Pollock took part in a fun activity with Rupal Rajani of BBC Radio Leicester.  The fun activity was part of Rupal's Chatty Women programme when she was joined by Elaine Pantling, Femi Latif and Sandra Pollock.

The fun activity took the form of an egg and spoon race between a BBC Radio Leicester team and the Chatty women, Elaine, Femi and Sandra.  We were robbed. Lol.

On Saturday 26th September Sandra and Mike will be taking part in a walk on the Monsal Trail in the Peak District, to raise money for charity; the Rik Basra Campaign is one of those charities to benefit.  If you'd like to sponsor Sandra and Mike please do get in touch or using this link to donate to the Monsal Walk , but do let us know as this is a team sport and competition for teams to raise the most is on.

If you would like to register on the stem cell register you can do this by visiting Wot Space run by Tina Barton, also an Inspiring You, founding member.  Wot SPACE, 3 Shire Lane, Leicester, LE1 4AN.

Thank you in advance for working with us to support this worthy charity.