23 January 2018
Last Saturday, DKMS were invited to attend a donor registration event at Coventry City Football Club as they took on Swindon Town. This was our second invitation to the Ricoh Arena, as part of our Football vs Blood Cancer campaign.
Saturday was extra special, not only for the Sky Blues (Coventry City Fans), but for football fans across all leagues because clubs used the day to remember ex-Coventry and West Brom player Cyrille Regis.
Coventry City players and staff wore black armbands to honour Regis – who helped them win the FA Cup in 1987.
Show blood cancer the 'red card'
Fans turned out in their droves to help us and Coventry City FC show blood cancer the ‘Red Card’.
Mum and daughter (Angela Smith and Bridie Walsh, respectively) visited our stand. Angela swabbed to become a potential lifesaver and Bridie pledged to host a #LetsNailBloodCancer event later this year.
Bridie, age 18, said: “I’ve signed up for the Lets Nail Blood Cancer campaign and would love to help as much as I can.”
City pull off a famous victory
The last three matches played between these two teams ended in victory for Swindon Town. However, there must have been something in the air other than snow showers. With goals from Max Biamou and two for Marc McNulty, Coventry City took all three points in a 3-1 victory a memorable encounter.
How you can help
There’s loads of ways you can help us fight blood cancer from fundraising to swabbing to become a potential lifesaver, you can make a difference. If you are aged between 17 and 55 years old and in good general health register with us today.