Let's Make a Spark - Corporate Awards Event 2016

Our second ‘Let's Make a Spark’ corporate awards event took place on the 17th November at the UnderGlobe, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre.

Hosted by broadcaster and journalist, Louise Minchin and sponsored by global beauty leader Coty, the awards were a huge success. Further to the recognition of DKMS supporters and volunteers who have gone above and beyond, lots of money and awareness of blood stem cell donation was raised. This will help us register more potential blood stem cell donors and give a second chance of life to more people!

A big thank you to everyone who attended the ‘Let’s Make a Spark’ DKMS corporate awards 2016, to those who made donations on the night and to those who participated in the silent auction. We would also like to extend our thanks to all DKMS supporters who have supported our work throughout 2016. Your support makes a significant difference in our fight against blood cancer – together we can save more lives!

COTY

THE WINNERS OF THE ‘LET’S MAKE A SPARK’ DKMS CORPORATE AWARDS 2016 ARE:

Corporate Social Responsibility

Marcus Baum

Marcus Baum
For selecting DKMS to be a beneficiary of its small dormant client account balances in January 2016 and for its ongoing support throughout 2016.

Company Donor Recruitment Event

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Baker & McKenzie
For their significant contribution to DKMS during 2016. The global law firm held a donor recruitment event at their London offices, galvanised the support of their staff and donated towards the costs of those who registered at their recruitment event.

Special Recognition Award

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Harriet Southgate
For organising donor recruitment events at a range of companies. Harriet’s two-year-old niece, Hattie, has leukaemia and is the inspiration behind Harriet’s 2016 New Year's resolution to sign up 1000 new potential donors in partnership with DKMS – which has been surpassed!

Special Recognition Award

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Roddy Fraser
For organising a series of comedy events in London raising money for DKMS, ‘Laugh For Life’.

Special Recognition Award

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Jonni Berger & his cousin Philippa Munitz
For organising numerous donor recruitment events that registered over 1000 new potential life savers with DKMS. Jonni’s mother Sharon Berger had a blood stem cell donation three years ago but sadly had a relapse of her leukaemia this year and is currently undergoing treatment. Jonni and Philippa have worked tirelessly to register potential blood stem cell donors to help find a match for Sharon and other blood cancer patients.