Student receives prestigious award for life-saving efforts

Student, Nick Raynor, whose hard work has helped nearly a quarter of the country’s student donors to sign up to the bone marrow register, is to receive a prestigious award for his life-saving efforts.

Nick, who is the president of donation group Leeds Marrow, a student branch of national UK blood cancer charity Anthony Nolan, was named as a regional winner at the vInspired National Awards for his commitment to volunteering.

His efforts over the past five years have helped to sign up thousands of students from the University and Leeds Metropolitan to the bone marrow register, which in turn saves lives. In the last year alone, Nick and his team have recruited almost 2,500 donors to Leeds Marrow – their efforts making up 25 per cent of all sign-ups to student branches across the country.

Of his award, Nick said: “it’s such an honour to be presented with this award. You don’t volunteer to get awards – knowing you’re helping people is enough motivation - but it’s great to know that people appreciate what I do, and I hope that this might inspire other young people to give volunteering a go.”

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