Let’s Make A Spark Award Winners

21 March 2018

On Tuesday 20 March we hosted our third ‘Let’s Make A Spark’ corporate awards ceremony at the one of London’s iconic landmarks, The Shard.

The awards were an opportunity to celebrate our achievements over the past year and recognised the work of our amazing supporters.

On the night, Peter Milburn shared his blood cancer journey and met his lifesaver, Aysha Lord, who attended the evening.

The crowd heard from Patrick who donated his blood stem cells last year on his 25th birthday and they were entertained by singer, Bethany Hare and the burlesque magician, Jasz Vegas, star of BBC’s Killer Magic.

The following companies were shortlisted. Congratulations to all of the winners on the night.

CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY AWARD

• Salesforce – WINNER

• The Bridges Shopping Centre, Sunderland

• Tesco Fratton Park, Portsmouth

COMPANY DONOR RECRUITMENT AWARD

• Now TV

• Williams Formula 1

• M&S Bank – WINNER

• Wellcome Centre for Human Genetics, University of Oxford

SPECIAL RECOGNITION AWARDS

• Emma Lund

• Leigh Muftuoglu

• House of Elemis

• Kevin Holdgate

Caroline Richardson, Interim Head of Fundraising at DKMS said: “Thank you to everyone who attended the ‘Let’s Make A Spark’ awards ceremony and helped to celebrate the achievements of DKMS over the past year. We wanted to recognise our amazing supporters who work tirelessly to help achieve our goal of finding a matching donor for every blood cancer patient in need.”

“The meeting between Peter and Aysha is an incredible story highlighting why it’s so important to register as a potential blood stem cell donor and help give someone a second chance at life.”