Sixth Formers Support Anthony Nolan Charity
Tupton Hall Sixth Form welcomed ambassadors from the Anthony Nolan charity on Wednesday 11 and Friday 13 December. The charity runs a Registry & Be A Lifesaver (R&Be) education programme to teach 16 – 18 year olds about the importance of donating bone marrow, blood and organs.
The charity first visited the school on Wednesday to inform students of their upcoming visit with Mr Goddard, former Springwell Community School head teacher to some current Sixth Form students, delivering an inspirational presentation to the students. He shared his own personal experiences and why he chose to register and support the Anthony Nolan Trust.
On Friday students were then given the opportunity to talk to advisors and give a saliva sample to test to see if they were eligible to register and donate.
Charlotte Burton, Head of Sixth Form said “ The students were incredibly moved by the presentation, it made them really think about how they could help and we were so proud to see so many willing to go on and register for the stem cell donor.”
Sixth Form Committee member Lauren Youd said “The presentation was inspiring, it’s such a worthy act to take part in and I was honoured to meet the family that setup the charity.”
Mitchell Benjamin, former student at Springwell Community School said “It was so inspiring to hear from my former head teacher, he was so passionate and open in sharing his own personal experiences in dealing with cancer. My own family member has had to battle with cancer so I am very dedicated to supporting this great charity.”