Overwhelming Support for Evie at Caterham Donor Event

Overwhelming Support for Evie at Caterham Donor Event

Over 300 people showed their support by registering as a stem cell donor at Caterham School on Thursday 16 November.  The event, run by blood cancer charity DKMS along with the school saw parents, Sixth Form pupils, former pupils, staff and many members of the local community queuing to register from early in the morning.

The stem cell donor registration event was held in support of Evie, one of Caterham School’s Year 7 pupils, who is battling cancer for a third time and is in need of a transplant.

Ceri Jones, Headmaster of Caterham School said: “Today has seen the whole community come together to support Evie, from the school and across our local community in Caterham.  The fact that we had so many people step forward to register is fantastic. It is a testament to the goodwill and best wishes we all send Evie and her family. Thank you to all who came along.”

The numbers who turned up were so great that at one point during the morning, the charity called on extra registration forms and kits to cope with the incredible response.

If you missed Thursday’s event, it’s not too late to register. You can either register as a donor online dkms.org.uk or at a future local event.

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