Two-year old Gaurav Bains has a rare condition called Monosomy 7 syndrome. Without a stem cell transplant, he will develop a particularly aggressive form of childhood Leukaemia. If this happens, treatment for the Leukaemia is not expected to be successful. This is why a stem cell transplant is urgently needed in his case by Christmas this year.
A dinner and dance event will be organised on Friday 15th November 2013 at WS10 Conference & Banqueting Centre, 85 Holyhead Road, Wednesbury, WS10 7PA from 7pm till late to help raise awareness of bone marrow donation and encouraging people to register to be a bone marrow or stem cell donors.
Gaurav’s parents Sunny and Gurprit Bains, from Tipton in the West Midlands have been running tireless campaigns and events all over UK to get people to register as bone marrow donors with the help and support from Anthony Nolan Trust, Delete Blood Cancer UK, Rik Basra Appeal and The Jaskomal Foundation.
Gurprit Bains said:
We want to change people’s perspective. A lot of people don’t understand bone marrow donation and often think it is going to be painful, that isn’t the case.
Sunny Bains said:
Time is running out and more donors are needed. We urge all ethnic communities in the UK to step forward and register as bone marrow donors to help all non-white blood cancer sufferers to give ‘hope’ a chance.
There is only a 40% chance of finding a bone marrow match due to the lack of Asian (non-white) donors. We are urging people to put their name on the donor list or help financially to the cause as all of this helps towards saving a life. You can register here: Ages 16-30: www.anthonynolan.org or Ages 17-55: www.deletebloodcancer.org.uk
The evening dinner and dance will consist of a four-course meal and live performances by some of UK’s leading artists JK, Roach Killa, Shin DCS, Sardara Gill, Gabhru Panjab De Bhangra Dancers, Dhol Blasters, Ankhile Dancers, Haripa Dancers, Virsa and many other artistes and hosted by Amerjit Sidhu. There will also be raffle prizes and bone marrow registrations taking place on the night. Proceeds from this event will go to Anthony Nolan Trust – www.anthonynolan.org
Mr Bains said:
Gaurav had spent the last two Christmases and his second birthday in hospitals in Dudley and Birmingham. It would be great if he could celebrate this Christmas at home knowing a perfect bone marrow donor had been found.
For ticket sales call 0121 505 6650, please note: Only a few tickets are left now and need to be purchased in advance. No tickets will be sold at the door. Tickets are priced at £15, under 10’s at £10 and under 5’s are free.For further information on the event please contact Raj on 07510 062894.
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