A Burnley man whose brother died 15 years ago from leukaemia is holding a charity night in his memory.
Marco Angelone would have been 30 this month and to mark what would have been his milestone birthday, brother Nino has organised a night of fund-raising at Burnley Rugby Club, Holden Road.
The event is on Saturday, September 21st, from 7-30pm and will be raising funds for the Anthony Nolan Trust.
Nino said: “My brother sadly passed away in 1998 after battling against cancer for over two years, he is sadly missed but will never be forgotten and hopefully this event will go some way in helping others in his memory .
“The Anthony Nolan Trust is a UK charity that focuses on leukaemia and stem cell transplantation, saving the lives of those who desperately need stem cell transplants by finding them matching donors. It was through organisations such as the Anthony Nolan Trust that helped my family and the work they do really does make a difference and saves people’s lives. I could think of no better way to remember my brother than helping such a worthy cause.
“The event is not just to raise funds for the Anthony Nolan Trust but also to get as many people as possible to sign up to their donor register, in particular young males aged between 18-30. There are currently almost 1,600 people in the UK waiting for a stem cell transplant, if we can raise funds and help grow the donor register then hopefully that will go some way in possibly saving someone’s life.”
The event, which will feature live music and hot food, has been supported by local businesses Enzos Takeaway, Shagor Takeaway, The Oaks Hotel, Continentals, Buttercup Florist, Pro Pix Studios and Our Eddie’s Barbers.
Entry is just a cash donation on the door. Any other businesses that would like to help should email firstname.lastname@example.org.