Well, the first Anthony Nolan Trust clinic held at Newark Hospital has now been completed, and I am glads to say that out of the 40+ people that attended, around 30 made it on to the register :-).
As I was already at Newark carrying out some work at the hospital, i was first in to get the area ready for the event. Having established the fact that we had access to the Internet on the couple of PC's in the area, i logged on and navigated to the Anthony Nolan site (so people could have a look around if they so wished, to gather more information about the charity). Later I was offered the use of a 32" LCD tellie with a built in DVD, and this was utilised to play the ANT promo film called two lives (you can see it in one of my earlier posts..it's fab!), which yet again was set up so that people could get a good idea as to what the ANT are about....Coldplays track "Fix You" is a great song too !
Nigel and his colleague (sorry,didn't get her name !) arrived at approx 2:30 and furnished the place with banners, leaflets and the essential blood testing paraphernalia, then after a quick brew, the first volunteers arrived shortly after 3pm.
The evening ended at approx 7.15pm and we all agreed that for the first event of it's kind at Newark Hospital, it had been a great success :-)
Many,many thanks to all of those who attended the event, and also to all those who gave their time to make it all happen. you are all stars to me :-)
Roll on King's Mills event 2morro............get in there :-)