Monday, 24 January 2011

African Caribbean Leukaemia Trust (ACLT) may be forced to close :-(


Launched 15 years ago in Croydon, south London, the founders of the ACLT Orin Lewis and Beverley De-Gale made a commitment after their son Daniel De-Gale was diagnosed with leukaemia in 1993.

Since then, they have assiduously encouraged ethnic minorities and those from mixed-race families to register as bone marrow donors as there are less than three percent of potential ethnic minority donors on the UK Bone Marrow Register, despite the prevalence of leukaemia amongst these groups.

To read about this in more detail click HERE.

Also in this press release is the news that another charity , the "Mission Dine Club" is also facing the same fate!.

Come on folks, this is really awful and sad news and, after reading today about the owner of Newcastle United blowing £1 million in two hours whilst gambling(?), I can't beleive that out there somewhere is someone with a few quid to help keep these worthwhile chairites open.

Remember. "Charity is the queen of all virtues"!


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