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12nd November 2014

20 Event at Newark Hospital

2nd April 2013

20 People joined the register at Newark Hospital

6th May 2012

Aston Vill FC Bone Marrow Drive

A Bone Marrow drive was held at The Aston Villa Acadamy prior to Villa's game with Spurs, The event was in support of Villa player Stiliyan "Stan" Petrov who was diagnosed with acute leukaemia. Join for Joel members were present to assist with the running of the event


2nd June 2010

Nottingham Bone Marrow Drive

Thank you to everyone who attended the drive at the Council House in Nottingham. A 127 new names were added to the register.

Read an event report here


27th February 2010

Dance For Life

A fundraising night for The Anthony Nolan Trust in memory of Joel Picker Spence was held at the Holy Trinity Community and Partnership Centre in Newark.

1300 was raised for the Anthony Nolan Trust


25th February 2010

Match found for Roman

We are delighted to have heard the news that a match has been found for Roman Cusick. Subject to suitable tests a bone marrow transplant can be included in treatment plans. Good Luck to Roman and his family.

18th February 2010

Calverton Miners Welfare

An amazing 193 people joined the register. This was the first time that the "Spit Test" had been used in the east midlands. Great support from the media. Both Radio Nottingham and Radio Trent publicised the event and BBC Midlands Today sent a camera crew and held a live broadcast from the drive.

how the Nottingham Evening Post reported the event

Link to Evening Post

17th December 2009

Blood Testing Clinic held in Newark Report

18th September 2009

Join for Joel day announced Newark Advertiser report

23rd June 2009

Blood Testing clinics organised at Newark and Mansfield - Newark Advertiser report 2nd Advertiser report

Newark MP Patrick Mercer backs the campaign for Bone Marrow donors

Newark Advertiser Report Link

27th May 2009

The Join for Joel website is launched

reported by the Newark Advertiser Link

13th May 2009

Anthony Nolan Trust announced the launch of an appeal asking people to join the bone marrow register in memory of Joel.

You can read the press release here Click to Download

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