Northamptonshire Police take part in donor event for Corby girl – Florence Bark
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Officers and staff from Northamptonshire Police are taking part in a donor event this Friday (July 22) to try and find a bone marrow match for Corby girl – Florence Bark.
Just over a month ago, Florence, aged 5, was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia which is a rare form of blood cancer.
Since then, her parents – Stacey and Andrew, have launched a social media campaign - #bemorefab, to try and raise money for life-saving treatment, as well as to try and find her a bone marrow transplant match.
The best treatment option Florence currently has available to her is a bone marrow transplant however sadly, there is no one currently on the register that has a complete match.
Therefore, this Friday, charity - Anthony Nolan, will be coming to two police stations in the county to get as many officers and staff tested and put on the stem cell register.
Event organiser - Inspector Beth Warren, said: “When I heard about Florence, I wanted to do as much as possible to raise awareness of her story and to help her and her family to raise the money needed to get her the treatment she requires.
“Hopefully the events we’ve organised for this Friday will get as many officers and staff on the stem cell register as possible and there will also be collection buckets as well to add to the treatment fund.
“As the parent of a young girl myself, I honestly cannot imagine what Stacey and Andrew are going through. They are an incredibly brave family and I hope as many people as possible read about Florence so that no stone is left unturned in the goal of making this little girl better.”
You can SIGN UP here to become a blood stem cell donor if you are over 30.
You can SIGN UP here to join the stem cell register if you are under 30.
You can DONATE here to give directly to Florence’s campaign to raise half a million pounds.