A meaningful favour that gives a little something back and can truly affect lives? We love Anthony Nolan favours…
Anthony Nolan saves the lives of people with blood cancer – and by choosing from the charity’s new range of wedding favours, you can help support their life-saving work.
The collection includes specially designed badges and pins, stylish unity bands and pocket-sized plant pots. The proceeds from every gift will help Anthony Nolan find stem cell donors for people in need of a transplant, carry out pioneering research, and give patients and their families the support they need, every step of the way.
Ruth, from Yorkshire, celebrated her wedding day in May 2017 after a stem cell transplant from an anonymous donor cured her leukaemia. A geography teacher, Ruth’s diagnosis had forced her and husband Peter to postpone their wedding, so being able to finally walk down the aisle a year later made that special day even more meaningful.
“Everyone there knew why the wedding was postponed,” said Ruth. “We wanted it to be a celebration of the last twelve months and how far we’ve come. A year ago we were told we might not get to this point.”
“You never know when you’ll be in the position to need help, and if people don’t offer it you don’t get the opportunity to get better. By supporting Anthony Nolan you’re giving somebody an opportunity to live.”
Without her donor, and the support offered by Anthony Nolan, Ruth may never have seen her wedding day. And she’s not alone – in the UK, around 2,000 people a year need a stem cell transplant, and three-quarters of them will have no suitable match in their family. Instead, they’ll be reliant on Anthony Nolan to help find them the donor that could give them a second chance of life.
By supporting Anthony Nolan through our charity wedding favours, you’ll help us be there for patients every step of the way. You’ve found your match for life – now help someone with blood cancer find theirs.
For a special wedding day touch with a difference, shop favours at shop.anthonynolan.org