A FARNHAM mother is on a mission to raise awareness of the need for potential blood stem cell donors to help the fight against blood cancer, following her son’s own battle with leukaemia.
Gail Wilson, 45, is supporting DKMS, a blood cancer charity that recruits potential lifesavers. Gail took part in the charity’s #LetsNailBloodCancer campaign and hosted manicure parties on July 4, at The Fox pub, and another at her home on July 6.
Nearly £800 was raised and will help to register potential donors onto the UK Aligned Stem Cell Registry.
Gail was passionate to support the charity after her son, Scott, was diagnosed at the age of four with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia.
Scott, now six, received numerous blood and platelet transfusions, as well as several rounds of high level chemotherapy. After going into remission in October 2016, he was able to start at Highfield South Farnham School last year.
Gail said: “I would like to thank wholeheartedly all the companies who offered some amazing raffle prizes, and all those who came and made the events such good fun and donated so generously. Finally, massive thanks to the ladies who gave up their time to provide the pampering.