The sad death of Paul Hague from myeloid leukaemia will, we hope, spur more people to sign up to the bone marrow donor register.
Paul died ultimately because doctors could not find a match for him in time. This, in spite of Paul launching a campaign that attracted well over 1,000 people to his Facebook site, to try to boost his chances. As a result of his appeals, hundreds more young people have registered with the Anthony Nolan Trust to offer their services as bone marrow donors. His family are hoping more people will register. We support their calls. A selfless act could help save a life and prevent the grief that is being felt by the likes of Paul’s family in future.
Quarter is a success
The antiques quarter on the outskirts of the city centre is fast becoming a booming success story and just the sort of inspirational example of entrepreneurship that we need to see. It is doing exactly what was hoped by becoming a magnet for like-minded traders, from vintage shops, retro and antiques - proving the theory that competition is a healthy thing and not something that should be feared or prevented - city council take note. Now the traders are hoping residents who will support the venture by helping to fund signage and promotional boards. At the moment it is still a bit of a hidden gem. With the right promotion and support it can become a real visitor attraction.
Young Ellie Thompson is an inspiration to others battling life-threatening illnesses. And her parents are celebrating a day they thought they might not have ever seen, as their beautiful girl was able to dress for the night of her life at her school prom. Ellie has endured more than most will in their lifetime, and emerged smiling. After hundreds of visits to Sheffield Children’s Hospital, she is now free from cancer. For those going through a similar journey to Ellie, take heart from her recovery.